Homemade Lara Bars!

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I’m always looking for great new health bars, but there aren’t many out there that are super healthy (I hate when I can’t understand all of the ingredients!) Some of my favorite healthies are ThinkThin Bars, Quest Bars, & Luna Bars! But each comes at it’s own price, and sometimes its fun (and healthier and cheaper!) to create your own!

Today, I decided to make prune based granola bars, but I’ve done the same recipe with dates in the past. These most closely parallel the traditional Luna Bar.

What you’ll need:

♥ 1 cup dried prunes
♥ 1/2 cup coconut oil
♥ 1 tablespoon lemon juice
♥ 1/2 cup almond milk
♥ 2 eggs
♥ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
♥ 1 tablespoon chia seeds
♥ 1 cup oats
♥ 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
♥ 1 tablespoon baking powder

The how-to:

Combine prunes, coconut oil, and lemon juice in a large saucepan and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes

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Transfer contents to blender with 1/2 cup almond milk and blend until creamy (slight chunkiness is okay, but try to get as creamy as possible!)

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Return contents to mixing bowl and add eggs. Mix thoroughly then add vanilla extract, chia seeds, protein powder, and baking powder. Fold dry contents into the mix until smooth. Place in a 9″X9″ pan (I prefer glass cookware) and cook in the oven on 325° until a toothpick comes out dry! Mine come out best after 25 minutes.

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When these come out of the oven, they smell sooo good! They can even double as a great dessert while still warm!! :)

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For easy transport, let cool then wrap in little zip-lock baggies or saran wrap! Enjoy!

What healthy breakfast options are your quick go-to picks? I love these homemade bars, protein shakes, and chia pudding! Share your fave recipes below!

 

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