Awesome Crunchy Granola Bars

Granola Bar_1453 Awesome Crunchy Granola Bars

4 c raw whole almond – ground
1 c shredded unsweetened coconut
½ c flaked raw pumpkin seed
½ c raw flaked sunflower seed
½ c flaked whole hemp seed or hemp hearts

*Toast above ingredients 350 f until golden (15 mins), stir for an even roast

Mix flaked grains with roasted almond mixture-
3 c flaked grains-blend of oats, spelt, rye
2 c flaked buckwheat
Combine all of the above with:
½ c dried cranberries or finely chopped dried apricots
¾ c chocolate chips-optional
1 T finely chopped orange rind
Bring to boil in saucepan:
1 ¼ c  natural honey
¼ c coconut sugar
½ tsp Himalayan salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

When boiled, remove from heat and add vanilla.

Stir honey mixture into dry ingredients in large pot or mixing bowl.
Mix thoroughly.
Press batter onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake 350F 15 minutes.
Let cool in pan about 10 minutes before cutting.
Place cut squares on wire racks to completely cool before storing in airtight container.
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