How To: Make homemade carrot cake and pumpkin seed granola bars

Make homemade carrot cake and pumpkin seed granola bars

Granola bars taste better when you make them right in your own kitchen. And this is the perfect recipe for you to try out. They're jam-packed full of seeds, nuts and carrots, and they're made with all natural ingredients, and are very healthy and easy to make!

Ingredients:

5 tbs pitted dates
2 tbs walnuts
2 tbs cashews/almonds
2-3 tbs pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
5-6 tbs grated carrot
1/4 tsp cinnamon
6 tbs whole grain oats
3 tbs wheat bran

Directions:

1. Grate up the carrot.
2. In a food processor / magic bullet, lightly grind up the dates, oats and the walnuts and cashews/almonds. Don't over-process as you want to keep some of the crunchiness from the nuts and chewiness from the oats.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, add in the grated carrot, the dates, nuts, oats, wheat bran, the pumpkin seeds and the cinnamon.
4. Mix together well. If you find that there isn't enough sticky-substances in the mixture to fully combine everything together, blend up a few more pitted dates and add it into the mixture. (Using your hands to mix everything works better than using a spoon.)
5. When you are able to form a solid ball with the mixture, then you have the right consistency. Place ball onto a cutting board, and flatten it with your hand. Then use a rolling pin to flatten it out, as thick or thin as you want your bars to be.
6. Cut off the uneven edges of the mixture and put them aside to use after. Cut your granola bars and place then on a parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 325F
7. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. Once you remove them from the oven, leave them to cool for a few minutes. They will harden as they cool down.

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