Courtesy of Kyndra Claire Kelly, Chef and Food Blogger
PB & J Breakfast Bars
The perfect on-the-go snack! Skip the peanut butter and jelly, these bars are packed full of protein and good fats!
Makes: 15 - 18 bars Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup fruit sweetened strawberry preserves 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3 cups your favorite granola 2 mashed bananas 2 tablespoons hemp seeds 1/2 cup dried strawberries, chopped (optional) 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped Method: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, coconut oil and strawberry preserves until melted and combined. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork until all clumps are gone. Add granola, sea salt, and hemp seeds. Combine peanut butter mixture with banana mixture and stir to combine. Press into a 9x9 inch pan lined with parchment. Top with peanuts and dried strawberries if desired. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes. Let cool, then cut into bars and drizzle with peanut butter and/or jelly. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Chef’s Notes: I use grain-free granola. These are great kept in the refrigerator!