Easy No Bake Granola Bars
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup Gluten-Free old fashioned oats
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup nuts/seeds (we suggest ½ cup chopped almonds, ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, and 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 3 tablespoons Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup Community Naturals chocolate covered quinoa puffs
Line a small baking dish with parchment paper or plastic wrap, leaving extra on the sides.
Melt coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan.
When liquid mixture melts and becomes a bit foamy, turn the heat down to low, add the oats and stir to coat.
Add the nuts/seeds, and stir to coat.
Remove from heat and add the shredded coconut and chocolate covered quinoa puffs. The chocolate coating will melt a bit off the quinoa puffs to give the bars a subtle chocolatey flavour.
Add the mixture to your lined dish and evenly spread it out using a spatula.
Fold the parchment paper/plastic wrap over the granola so the top is covered. Use a lot of weight to press the granola down, so it is as packed as you can make it.
Remove granola from parchment paper and cut into 6-8 bars. Store in the fridge in a container rather than individually wrapped to avoid waste. These bars don’t stick together when stored together so no need to worry about sticky fingers!