After a relaxing Spring Break consisting mainly of minimal movement, homemade food, and a whole season of Mad Men, I have unceremoniously found myself back on campus. After being on a week-long break (whether you spent that week with your toes in the sand or your a** on your parents couch), coming back to the busy life of a college student can be a little jolting. When resuming your busy class schedule, finding time to fit everything back into place is a struggle, especially when all you really want to do is be outside in the 60 degree weather and pretend break is still in full swing. Making food and eating can often be the last thing on your mind.
A few years ago I came across a recipe for homemade vegan granola bars and thought I'd give them a try. The fact that they are so easy (no baking required) and have such simple, healthy ingredients have given them an almost permanent place on my shelf. Instead of stocking up on expensive granola bars at the store, this recipe puts the goodness into your own hands. What's best is that everyone--vegan, gluten free and dieting friends alike--can enjoy these great bars! So before you head out to class, the library or just outside to enjoy the weather, make a quick stop in the kitchen and whip of this perfect grab-and-go snack that you can feel good about.
Raw, Vegan Granola Bars
- 1 1/3 C Oats
- 2/3 C Almond/Peanut Butter
- 1/4 C Honey/Maple Syrup
- 2/3 C Dried Berry of Choice
- 2/3 C Chopped Almonds
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
- Combine all incredients into a bowl. Mix well.
- Dump mixed ingredients onto a lined baking sheet.
- Press into desired thickness.
- Place into frezer for an hour.
- Remove from frezer and cut into desired shape.
- Store in refrigerator.