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Apricot Coconut Granola Bars

Apricot coconut granola bars make the perfect healthy snack. A great alternative to a sugary store-bought energy bars!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Prep Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 308kcal
Author Nensi Beram

Ingredients

  • 100 g chopped roasted cashews
  • 100 g gluten free rolled oats
  • 60 g shredded coconut
  • 60 g chopped dried apricots
  • 10 g chopped dried strawberries or raspberries
  • 30 g fine coconut flour
  • 200 g dried apricots soak in water for 2-3 hours
  • 40 ml lemon juice
  • 60 ml coconut oil
  • 40 ml maple or agave syrup

Instructions

  • Line the square cake pan (22 x 22 cm or approx. 9 inch) with baking paper.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Drain apricots well using a fork and place them into a high-speed blender. Add coconut oil, lemon juice, and maple or agave syrup and blend briefly until you get a thick paste.
  • Add apricot paste to the bowl with dry ingredients and stir until all is well combined (you can also use a hand mixer).
  • Press the mixture down firmly into prepared pan. Place it in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up.
  • Remove it from the pan and chop it into bars or squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1041IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg