Coolberry™ Date and Oat Energy Bars
- 4 cups gluten-free oats
- 20 medjool dates
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 3/4 cups Coolberry™ or dried cherries or dried cranberries
- 2/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tbls coconut oil
- 4 tbls chia seeds with 16 tbsp water
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 375°F
Combine chia seeds and 16 tbsp water in a mug, let sit ten minutes until gel forms.
Soak Coolberry™ in a bowl with boiling water to hydrate. Let soak 10 minutes then drain water.
Pit the dates and place them in saucepan with coconut oil. Allow dates and coconut oil to melt for about five minutes – until the dates are soft. Let cool 5 min.
Place dates and coconut oil into a blender with 1 1⁄4 c water and blend until a smooth paste forms.
Combine oats, sunflower seeds, raisins, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and stir in the date & Coolberry™ mix. Once the chia gel has formed stir this into the mix as well.
Line a 6"x9" baking tray with baking paper, or grease with coconut oil. Pour granola bar mix into baking tray and spread evenly.
Place in oven for about 35 min., until top turns golden. Remove from oven, let cool for about 15 min. to set.
Cut into bars and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerate