Oat and Chia Seed Snack Bars
Servings and Ingredients
|2 c. Hy-Vee HealthMarket Organic old-fashioned oats|
|½ c. raw shelled pumpkin seeds|
|½ c. raw shelled sunflower seeds|
|2 to 3 tbsp chia seeds|
|¼ c. Hy-Vee dried cranberries|
|½ c. honey or agave nectar|
|2 tbsp. unsalted butter or tahini|
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a square 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. Spread oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and chia seeds on a baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, stirring twice for even toasting. Transfer seeds to a medium bowl. Stir in cranberries; set aside.
- Pour honey into a small saucepan and bring to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 7 minutes or until honey becomes thick, or a candy thermometer reaches 275°F. Stir in butter.
- Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; stir to combine. Spread evenly into baking pan. Let cool completely. Cut into bars and tightly wrap each bar in plastic wrap or parchment.
185 Calories per serving
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 8g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 4g
Try-Foods International, Hy-Vee HealthMarket, November 2010.