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Date and Oat Bars

Source: deliciously ella

Makes 20 bars (about 3×1 inches big)

4 tablespoons of chia seeds with 16 tablespoons of water (236 ml)

20 medjool dates (400g)

3 tablespoons of coconut oil

300ml of water

400g of oats

100g of sunflower seeds

200g of raisins

2 teaspoons of cinnamon

Makes 20 bars (about 3×1 inches big)

Start by pre-heating the oven to 200C

Then combine the chia seeds and water in amug. Let this mix sit for about ten minutes until a gel forms. While the chiagel forms, pit the dates and place them in a saucepan with the coconut oil.Allow the dates and coconut oil to melt for about five minutes – until thedates are nice and soft.

Next, place the dates and coconut oil into ablender with the water and blend until a smooth paste forms.

Add the oats, sunflower seeds, raisins andcinnamon to a mixing bowl and stir in the date mix. Then once the chia gel hasformed stir this into the mix too.

Line a baking tray (about 6×9 inches) withbaking paper, or grease it with coconut oil. Then pour the granola bar mix intoit the baking tray and spread it evenly across.

Place the tray in the oven for about 35minutes, until the top turns golden. At this point take the tray out of theoven and leave it to cool for about 15 minutes, before cutting it into bars –this is important for getting them to set!

Store the bars in an airtight container atroom temperature.

Note:  Youcan also spread a little almond-, cashew butter or mashed banana over the topof a bar for an awesome afternoon snack.