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Flaxseed, honey nut granola bars

Healthy seed bars recipe

Flaxseed, honey nut granola bars

2 cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup flaked almonds, coarsely chopped
½ cup pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup coconut
½ cup mixed seeds
¾ cup flaxseed
45g butter
⅔ cup honey
¼ cup light brown sugar
1t vanilla extract
pinch of salt
½ cup finely chopped dried fruit
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried cranberries 
or goji berries

(makes 24)

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Combine oats, nuts and coconut and toast on a baking sheet in the oven until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the seeds and flax. Reduce oven temperature to 160°C. Bring butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and salt to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Pour over the toasted oats mixture. Add the fruit, raisins and berries and press into a greased baking tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 2-3 hours before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Tip
This recipe is incredibly flexible so tailor it to suit your dietary needs by simple substitution; don't like coconut? Replace the ingredient with more nuts or dried fruit but keep the quantities the same.


FLAXSEEDS
Just a sprinkling of these glossy, nutty seeds will boost your body with vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids and fibre. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the healthy fats. They are also essential fatty acids, which means that our body cannot manufacture them and we need to get Omega-3 fats from our diet. The Omega-3 fats contained in these seeds play an important role in reducing inflammation in the body. This anti-inflammatory mechanism is important, and can help to protect you from heart disease, inhibit breast and prostate cancer, reduce and keep cholesterol levels healthy. Try flaxseed (also called linseed) mixed into muesli, yoghurt smoothies, health muffins or scattered over oatmeal.


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