1 cup Simply Nature Vanilla Bean Oats and Grain cereal
1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 TBSP black chia seeds
2 TBSP mini chocolate chips
Line a 4.5″ x 8.5″ loaf pan with wax paper. Mix the PB, maple syrup, vanilla and honey together in a bowl, then add the cereal, coconut chia seeds and chocolate chips. Mix well and press evenly into the lined loaf pan. Chill in the refrigerator a couple hours. Remove from pan, cut across into bars and store in the refrigerator.
Yield: 5 bars or 10 squares
Note: This could be made with sunflower seed butter or another nut butter. If using almond butter, decrease to 1/2 cup since it is thinner than PB. Or just add more cereal.
Yum! Chia seeds are a great source of nutrients! Have you added them to your diet yet? What a great way to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, cleanse your colon, fight against diabetes, and give energy without all the caffeine-sugar-laden junk food ideas!
I have added chia seeds to muffins, sprinkled on pancakes, smoothies, and they are always good as a thickener such as in the pudding recipe below…
I enjoy making an easy 3 ingredient chia seed pudding but sometimes add a drizzle of maple syrup along with the vanilla. This is a great substitute for tapioca pudding if you can’t have dairy milk! Click on the Wellness Mama link below in the resources to get a great energy bar recipe!
Enjoy this superfood and please comment below on how you use chia seeds! Here are some recipe ideas!
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 chopped almonds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1 cup raisins
3 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup Quick Oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa Special Dark 100% Cocao
Mix flaxseed meal, wheat germ, almonds, chia seeds, raisins, Rice Krispies, oats, coconut, sunflower seeds in a large bowl . In a small saucepan on the stove, warm the honey & peanut butter till melted. Stir in the cocao till well mixed. Take off the stove and pour onto the dry ingredients. Mix all together well. Press down into a 9×13 inch pan and chill. Cut into bars and eat! This makes a delicious, healthy snack!
*I created this for a friend who is diabetic and needed a diabetic friendly recipe*