Dee’s Vegan Fresh Raspberry & Goji Berry Cacao Granola Bars

24 Apr

Do you eat breakfast on the go or tend to skip it altogether?  Store bought breakfast bars are big business but they are often full with 7 different types of sugar and vegetable oil.  This healthier version can be prepared and cooked in under 20 mins.

Superfoods like Goji Berries and Raw Cacao Nibs are full of anti-oxidants and minerals, when combined with Oats and chopped nuts make a nutritious and filling meal. Raw Cocoa Nibs have very little fat and don’t contain the sugar you get in shop bought chocolate drops so you get that guilt free chocolate taste.  Goji berries add the sweetness to the nibs without sugar.

Fresh frozen raspberries are a great addition to this recipe as they add the moisture you need to bind together and add a really nice flavour.

Ingredients:-

One cup of rolled oats – (we used the rolled oats from Aldi)

100g of goji berries – from your local health food shop – or online

100g of cacao nibs – from your local health food shop or online

100g of chopped mixed nuts or seeds (we used the mixed bag from Dunnes home baking section)

1/4 cup of maple syrup

one cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Method: Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl then add the raspberries and maple syrup. Line a tin with greaseproof paper or tinfoil and bake at 180 degrees in the over for 15 mins.  Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars. Wrap with greaseproof paper or tinfoil to keep fresh. Eat one of these and a banana in the morning and you are set up until lunchtime.

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PS if you find you have made it too moist, add in a little flour, or GF flour this will solve the problem!

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3 Responses to “Dee’s Vegan Fresh Raspberry & Goji Berry Cacao Granola Bars”

  1. speltforchoiceblog April 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    Reblogged this on From Marian's Kitchen: Dairy-free & Spelt Living and commented:
    These are packed with goodness, yum

  2. Irene Boles April 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    This look lovely. Can they be frozen?

    • Dee April 25, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Hi Irene, I haven’t tested to see yet, but I’ll pop one in the freezer tonight to check for you. Dee

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