Chewy bars!

Servings: 6-8 bars
15-20 min prep

3 cups oats
2 tablespoons of melted butter
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/3 cup raw organic honey
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup of any dried fruit of your liking (I used dehydrated cranberries)
1/2-1 cup dark chocolate chips (depending how much chocolate you like)
1/2 cup of any nuts of your choice (I like almonds or pecans)

Preheat oven to 350

Toast your oats on a baking pan for 15 min, stirring them half way through so they do not burn. While the oats are toasting, put the butter, sugar, honey, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a pan on low heat and slowly melt and combine flavours.

Make sure your sauce does not burn!

Then pull the oats out, pour into a bowl, and pour the liquid mixture, and all your lovely extra’s (nuts, fruits, chocolate) then stir until completely combined in a bowl and all oats are coated evenly. Place parchment paper in a 9×9 baking tin, making sure you have enough parchment paper left to fold over the oats. Then pour your oat mixture in the baking tin and flaten as much as possible. Then cover with the remaining parchment paper and flaten. Set granola bars aside in a cool place for an hour then you can slice into bars and enjoy! (you may freeze to make them cool faster, I usually make mine the night before)