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Wednesday 19 October 2016

Granola Bar Anybody : These are low carb

As I post this it's mid-week, so happy Wednesday to you all. Now, do you ever reach for that naughty shop bought snack bar ... you know at the back of your mind ... you really shouldn't but!!!

Well, how about making your own healthier version? Doesn't it make more sense to reach for "a healthier and lower-carb option to all the sugary bars out there. Make your own bars with nuts, seeds, healthy fats and truly dark chocolate." As one of the grand-children says 'Grandma it's yum and good for my tum' LOL !

If you'd like to give these home-made granola bars a try here is what you will need:
20 servings
10 oz. mixed nuts and seeds
2 oz. unsweetened shredded (grated) coconut
2 oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
6 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 pinch sea salt
2 eggs
3 oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids, for garnish (optional)

Please see the cooking instructions at Diet Doctor site here

A healthy nut and seed mix could consist of equal parts of almonds/hazel nuts/macadamia nuts, pecan nuts/walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and flax seeds.

The tahini (sesame paste) can be substituted with almond or nut butter. But remember that peanut butter has a lot more carbohydrates than sesame paste.

You may also be interested in reading about Low Carb Breakfast Cereals have a look here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

a nice treat

Jo said...

Your grandchildren are right. I love granola bars but I never make my own, perhaps this recipe will tempt me.

Lisa said...

I'm just in from shopping and sat down with a cuppa, one of these would do very well, minus the shredded coconut for me though.
Lisa x

JFM said...

Very nice treat and a healthy one, too~

Happy Wednesday, Jan šŸ

Christine said...

very nice, although I do try to stay away from granola bars in general. The worst is when I get started on cheesies or Doritos nacho chips.

Rose said...

I'm not diabetic, so I don't have to watch my carbs--though cutting back on them would certainly help my girlish figure:) But I do appreciate a recipe like this--the packaged granola bars are touted as healthy snacks, but when you look at the ingredients, it's another story! I'm going to have to save this recipe.

Martha said...

A very delicious treat!

happyone said...

They do look good!!

Nina said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, Jan!
A healthy snack in the afternoon is good, keeping one's good sugar stabile until dinner.
I usually buy a granola bar, but one might as well make them and store in a fridge - these look delicious!

John M said...

This is a healthy snack.

DeniseinVA said...

A great looking snack. I haven't made energy bars in a long time.

The Happy Whisk said...

I love making bars. All kinds. Yum.

piccolina said...

This sweet makes me crave for more! :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm tem um aspecto delicioso.
Um abraƧo e continuaĆ§Ć£o de uma boa semana.

Bob Bushell said...


eileeninmd said...

Hello, It does look good. YUM! Enjoy your day!

Debbie said...

i'd like to think that my store bought ones are healthy but i guess they aren't!! you are a good eater!! these do look good!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

Looks so yummy!