Chia seed granola bars made with cashews and gluten free flour. Back to school is made easy with this protein, omega-3 and fiber packed healthy snack!
You can not go wrong when you know your kids are getting their fiber (oats), protein (nuts) and omega's (chia seeds) from one healthy granola bar. Chase wakes up every morning saying all he wants is a granola bar and orange juice for breakfast. So… time to up our average breakfast bars that we keep eating (so he doesn't get bored and refuse to eat) and spruce up the average fruit and grain bar with some protein and good fats.
I have been meaning to share this chia seed granola bars for quite some time now. These are super cute displayed with paper straws on sticks in a planter fastened in foam. A grab-and-go simple meal!
Chia Seed Granola Bars with Cashews
- 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 - 1/4 cup gluten-free flour mix
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup slivered Almonds
- 1 cup cashew nuts chopped into pieces
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, chia seeds, cashew nuts, cinnamon, flour, almonds, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the maple syrup, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using a spoon or your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan with a spatula. Flatten the bottom and push down the sides of your mixture into the baking dish.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be to hard to cut. Let the bars finish cooling before removing from pan.