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Cranberry Protein Bars (Sweetened Only With Raw Honey)

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  1. Nuts and seeds are a great source of protein.
  2. These bars make a great breakfast or snack and are dairy-free, egg-free and paleo.
  3. They can easily be made nut-free by substituting extra pumpkin seeds to replace  the pecans.


 



Recipe (Makes 10 bars)



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Ingredients



3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup pecans (chopped)

1/3 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup ground flax seed

1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup raw honey

1/4 cup sunflower seed butter

Preparation


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (gas 4). Line a square 8x8  baking tin  with parchment paper and lightly grease with some olive or coconut oil.
  2. Throw coconut, pecans, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds into a large frying pan. Place over medium-low heat and stir occasionally for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and place in a large mixing bowl with the ground flax seed, cranberries and sea salt.
  3. Add honey and sunflower seed butter into the mixing bowl and mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed. Transfer mix into the pan and press down evenly. Take some time to really pack it in there. (If you don’t pack it down firmly enough, the bars will crumble.)
  4. Bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cool, lift parchment paper out of the tin and slice into bars with a sharp knife. Enjoy!


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