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Lemon Ginger Granola Bars

The winter weather is getting really cold. My body has been craving flavours reminiscent of the warm weather.

I tend to get snacky at around 4pm and need something  to get me through the afternoon until dinner time.

 

On a particular windy, rainy day, I was holding a cup of lemon ginger tea while shivering next to my heater.

And the mug of tea was so warming, delicate, with a subtle spicy sweetness that instantly warmed me.

 

 

I felt inspired to re-create the flavours in a granola bar.

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and it came out a success that I had to share it with you guys!

 

These lemon ginger granola bars are the perfect winter snack.

They are moist, warming, subtly sweet and spicy from the ginger.

The lemon is a heavenly flavour combination from the ginger. The combination of flavours is one that is fragrant-ful that you feel like you’re getting a hug from the inside.

 

Plus, your kitchen will smell so good when you’re baking them!

 

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It’s a good breakfast to grab and run too when you’re rushing out the door in the morning.

 

They’re filling because of the oats, mixture of nuts, and almond butter.

They have the balance of protein, healthy fats and carbs to get you going in the morning and prevent that mid morning energy crash.

 

So here is the recipe, it makes roughly 6 – 8 bars depending on how you divide the mixture.

 

Recipe:

Dry

1 1/2 Cups of oats

1/4 – 2/4 cups of pumpkin seeds or another seed of your choice (sesame seeds, etc)

1/4 Cup of almonds (roughly chopped)

1/4 Cup of cashews (roughly chopped)

1/4 Cup of candied ginger

A sprinkle of cranberries or another dried fruit you prefer (optional)

1 Tsb of ground Ginger

A pinch of salt

 

Wet

1 Tsb almond butter

1 Tsb coconut oil (melted)

1 Egg / Flax egg (mix 1 Tsb of Flaxseeds with 2.5 Tsb of water)

1/4 Cup of honey or any other natural sweetener you prefer (Maple syrup, Agave, etc)

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 lemon

 

Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Simply combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix it thoroughly.

Combine the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour slowly the wet ingredients to the dry and combine gently with a spatula.

Pour evenly to your baking pan. Bake for 25-40 minutes, depending on how moist you want the bars to be. The longer you leave it in the oven, the bar will get more toasty and crunchy on the sides.

I baked mine for around 30 minutes. So they were still doughy, warm, and has a slight crunch on the sides.

 

Wait until it cools after you take it out. Divide the bars. Put it in a airtight container and it will last for 1 – 2 weeks. To keep it fresh for longer, put the bars in the fridge or put some of the bars into the freezer and you can take them out whenever you want.

 

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The bars are also so so good if you warm them slightly in the oven before eating them.

Put an extra drizzle of almond butter on top, and have it with your cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon.

Try the recipe out guys and let me know how it goes!

 

These bars will keep you warm in these winter months!

 

 

Lemon Ginger Granola Bars
 
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The perfect winter snack. Lemon-gingery, more-ish, and filling. These bars will keep you warm and fill you up until dinner time!
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 6 - 8 bars
Ingredients
  • Dry:
  • 1½ Cups of oats
  • ¼ - 2/4 cups of pumpkin seeds or another seed of your choice (sesame seeds, etc)
  • ¼ Cup of almonds (roughly chopped)
  • ¼ Cup of cashews (roughly chopped)
  • ¼ Cup of candied ginger
  • A sprinkle of cranberries or another dried fruit you prefer (optional)
  • 1 Tsb of ground Ginger
  • A pinch of salt
  • Wet:
  • 1 Tsb almond butter
  • 1 Tsb coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 Egg / Flax egg (mix 1 Tsb of Flaxseeds with 2.5 Tsb of water)
  • ¼ Cup of honey or any other natural sweetener you prefer (Maple syrup, Agave, etc)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Simply combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix it thoroughly.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour slowly the wet ingredients to the dry and combine gently with a spatula.
  4. Pour evenly to your baking pan. Bake for 25-40 minutes, depending on how moist you want the bars to be. The longer you leave it in the oven, the bar will get more toasty and crunchy on the sides.
  5. I baked mine for around 30 minutes. So they were still doughy, warm, and has a slight crunch on the sides.
  6. Wait until it cools after you take it out. Divide the bars. Put it in a airtight container and it will last for 1 - 2 weeks. To keep it fresh for longer, put the bars in the fridge or put some of the bars into the freezer and you can take them out whenever you want.