Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 194kcal
Crunchy and satisfying, Coconut Almond Granola Bars will fill you up and keep you going all morning!
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oatmeal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey I used a dark honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • sprinkle sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 9" baking pan with vegetable spray.  Cut a piece of parchment paper 8" wide and 15" long.  Place the parchment into the pan with extra paper hanging over the sides.  Set aside.
  • On a half sheet pan, toss together the oatmeal, almonds, wheat germ and sunflower seeds. Spread the mixture into a single layer and bake for 15 minutes, stirring two to three times during baking. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, add the honey,  brown sugar, melted butter and almond extract to a small saucepan and heat, stirring constantly over medium heat until the brown sugar has dissolved.  Stir in the orange zest.
  • Transfer the oatmeal mixture to a large bowl and add the coconut.  Pour in the honey mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Press the granola evenly into the prepared pan.  Tip: Spray your fingers with vegetable spray so they don't stick to the granola while you're pressing it into the pan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, spin the pan around 180° and bake for an additional 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips and a light sprinkle of sea salt (if using). Let the granola cool to room temperature before cutting into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg