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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

BT Calgary | posted Monday, Apr 11th, 2016

EnergyBar

Nutritional analysis per bar: 249 calories, 14.5 g fat, 5.8 g protein, 26.8 g carbohydrate, 3.4 g fibre and 94 mg sodium

 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts (shelled hemp seeds)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup liquid honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine oats, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts and chocolate chips in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in peanut butter, honey and vanilla until blended. Fold in oats mixture.
  5. Firmly press mixture into a greased 12 1/2×17 1/2×1 inch rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  7. Cool completely in pan on a rack.
  8. Invert granola bar onto a cutting board and cut into bars.
  9. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  10. May be frozen.
  11. Makes 40.

 

Cook’s Note: Hemp hearts contain protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They have a nutty flavour and can be added to baked goods or eaten raw. Look for them in natural food stores or the natural foods section of grocery stores.

 

Courtesy atcoblueflamekitchen.com

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Oatmeal with Apples and Dates

BT Calgary | posted Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

Oatmeal with Apples and Dates

A complete and delicious breakfast to warm you up on chilly mornings. Large flake oats take longer to cook, but they have a better texture compared to quick oats.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) large flake oats (oatmeal)
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) flaxseed, ground
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) water
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried dates, diced
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) dried apples, diced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) slivered almonds, toasted


Directions

  1. In a resealable container, combine the oats, flaxseed, milk and water.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Early in the morning, pour the mixture into a saucepan and add the dried fruit and cinnamon.
  4. Cook on low for approximately 15 minutes while stirring often.
  5. Add brown sugar and serve with the slivered almonds.

 

Nutritional information (per serving)
Energy: 433 calories
Top 5 nutrients (% of daily value)
Protein: 16 g
Calcium: 23 % / 251 mg
Carbohydrates: 73 g
Magnesium: 58%
Fat: 10 g
Phosphorus: 44%
Fibre: 9 g
Thiamin: 42%
Sodium: 83 mg
Vitamin B12: 40%

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