We’ve written about chia seeds before and they seem to be popping up everywhere, especially in health food stores because they are packed with minerals and omega-3s. These little seeds contain lots of fiber and minerals like calcium, phosphorus and manganese making them quite the nutrition booster. We’ve been receiving a lot of questions about them as they’re quickly becoming one of our favorite nutrition boosters.
You’re probably wondering how you can incorporate chia seeds into your diet. The trick is to find the best way to eat them—and we’ve got a great easy recipe for you to try. It makes a healthy snack that tastes great too. Simply add chia seeds into your next batch of granola bars to boost their omega-3 content!
- 2 cups of whole oats
- ½ cup of raw pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- 2-3 tbsp. of chia seeds
- ¼ cup of honey or maple syrup
- ¼ cup of molasses
- ½ cup dried fruit *optional
Preheat your oven to 325 F. Spread oats and seeds on a baking sheet and toast for about 20 minutes until they are lightly browned. In a small saucepan, heat honey and molasses until it boils and simmer for about 7 minutes until it becomes thicker. Pour hot syrup over oat and seed mixture and stir to evenly coat, add dried fruit and then press into a non-stick eight inch square pan. Once cooled cut into bars.
Makes 16 bars.
What kind of ingredients do you like to add to your granola bars to customize them?
Nutrition Facts Amount per serving
Calories: 127.2 kcal
Carbohydrate 19.09g Protein 3.05g Total Fat 5.19g Monounsaturated 1.23 g Polyunsaturated 2.91g Saturated 0.72g Cholesterol 0mg Dietary Fibre 3.09g Vitamins Vitamin A 157.68 IU Thiamin 0.11mg Riboflavin 0.09mg Niacin 1.14mg Pantothenic acid 0.21mg Vitamin B6 0.15mg Folate 24.59mcg Vitamin B12 0.28mcg Vitamin C 0.14mg Vitamin E 0.56mg ATE Minerals Calcium 51.37mg Iron 1.7mg Magnesium 49.51mg Phosphorus 133.02 mg Potassium 166.05mg Sodium 33.14mg Zinc 0.83mg Copper 0.16mg