Granola Bars

1 1/2 cups gluten free oats

1/2 cup ground pumpkin seeds (I buy a big bag from Costco and grind down)

1/2 pure maple syrup

1/4 cup natural peanut butter (no added oils or sugar)

2 tbsp ground flax/chia/hemp seeds (Can use one of each or just one)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

walnuts (optional- I use about 1-2 handfuls of chopped nuts)

Dairy Free/Gluten Free mini chocolate chips (I use enjoy life brand)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease brownie or glass dish.

Mix in oats, ground pumpkin seeds, ground flax/chia/hemp, walnuts and stir. I sprinkle a little sea salt into this as well.

Mix in wet ingredients in a sauce pan (maple syrup, peanut butter, oil, vanilla extract). Melt on low and stir. Pour into dry mixture and mix well with spoon. Once all mixed together, pour in chocolate chips. I use about 1/4 cup but you can use however many you like.

Pour into greased dish and bake in oven on 325 for about 25 minutes. The edges should start to turn a light golden brown. Cool before cutting into squares. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, that it’s a natural stool softener, and it calms the nervous system? These are high in fiber, plant protein, omegas, and great source of magnesium, iron, and zinc! Enjoy!

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