Hello 🙂 , hope you’re all having a lovely Thursday. Today’s Recipe of The Week is No Bake Granola Bars. We all know that sugar is definitely not anxiety’s friend as it creates false highs with a subsequent sugar low. I hate to admit it but I do have a very sweet tooth. I would actually go further than that again and say that I have a sugar addiction. I try and stay off it for as long as I can because if I give into one small treat, trying to come off it again feels, legit, like what withdrawals look like. For those stages, to keep the cravings at bay without bingeing on a full medium sized chocolate fudge cake with a side of ice cream, I like to prepare these No Bake Granola Bars.
As always, convenience is key for me so I need a recipe to be quick to make and preferably last the week so that I can prep enough to last and enough to share. This recipe does contain brown sugar but only half a cup and for binding purposes. Another ingredient added that I haven’t seen much before is Rice Krispies, they add a nice light touch so that you don’t feel sickly full when you’re finished eating. I have outlined the recipe below, please let me know if you gave them a try, I would love to see some variations. Enjoy 🙂
3 cups of oats
3 cups of Rice Krispies
1/2 cup of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup of coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of peanut butter
2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of salt
chocolate chips (optional, to decorate)
In a large mixing bowl, add the oats, Rice Krispies and chia seeds.
In a small saucepan, add coconut oil (or butter), honey, brown sugar and peanut butter. Heat on medium until butter is melted, stirring regularly. Then add the vanilla and salt.
Once mixed well, pour over the oat mixture, mixing thoroughly to combine well.
Line your tin with paper or grease with coconut oil or butter. Add mixture to your tin and pat down flat. At this point you can sprinkle the chocolate chips if you have opted for them.
Let sit at room temp for 2-3 hours & use a knife to cut into bars. Store in fridge.
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