Zero Waste Granola Bars
I recently went on a camping trip to Smith Rock. These granola bars were incredibly handy snack to eat on the road and after a climb. I try to find recipes that I can make with no packaging by using the resources I have in Portland. That's when I found this recipe and figured out how to make it without waste. This is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy it!
1 teaspoon of coconut oil (oil the pan)
1 ¾ cups rolled oats
1 cup unsalted almonds
⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup of peanut butter
½ cup honey
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of ground flax seed
6 tablespoons of water
1. Grease a glass pan with coconut oil ( I used 8 in x 9 in, but use what you already have )
2. In a small bowl, add flaxseed and water. Stir with a wisk.
3. Set aside for at least 5 minutes mixture begins to gel to make a flaxseed 'egg'
4. In a large bowl, add flax seed egg, honey, peanut butter, and vanilla extract. Mix.
5. Roughly chop the almonds and briefly pulse rolled oats in a blender to make quick oats.
6. In another large bowl, add oats, almonds, chocolate chips. Mix together.
7. Combine both mixtures with a wooden spoon. Mix together till there are no more dried oats.
8. Pour mixture into glass pan.
9. Flatten with the bottom of a mason jar.
10. Refrigerate for at-least one hour and cut into desired bar size. ( I made 8 bars) Enjoy!
On the go: bring them in either a silicon reusable bag or container.
Storage: recommend storing them in the refrigerator or freezer.
You can also find a short video here.
Recipe has been adapted from Cookie + Kate.