Coconut Almond Granola Bar Awesomeness
1 cup nuts, blended to powder (I used almonds)
1 cup oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 whole coconut, shredded (~2 cups)
1 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup soymilk
1 teaspoon almond extract
Combine the nut powder, oats, coconut, wheat germ, salt and sugar.
Combine the soymilk and almond extract and add to the dry ingredients.
Mix thoroughly, and firmly press onto a greased cookie sheet (if you don't press it down, they will just fall apart and turn into granola).
Cook at 350F for ~25 mins then raise temp to 450F for another 10-20 mins or until golden. Let cool completely, cut into bars and enjoy!
I greased my cookie sheet with virgin coconut oil cuz it's so yummy, but you can use canola or margarine etc.. just try to avoid olive oil cuz it will give the bars a strange taste..
Also, a mix of almond, pistachio, cashew and macadamia nuts is super delicious too (although very expensive hehe ;) ).
The nuts give a lot of protein, the coconut gives a bunch of medium chain tri-glycerides, the type of fat that’s really good for you and your metabolism, and the oats and wheat germ give you fiber. Overall, these are my favorite energy/granola bars ever. They taste so good and are so good for you.