Mom Knows Best : Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars Made With Paradise 100% Natural Coconut Oil

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars Made With Paradise 100% Natural Coconut Oil




    I love to bake and I am always trying new recipes and ingredients. Many of my friends are always talking about coconut oil and how wonderful it is for baking. I have to admit that up until now, I have never baked with coconut oil.When I received an opportunity to review coconut oil I got excited as I have never used it in baking. I was sent a container of Paradise Organic Coconut Oil to review on my blog and of course I knew I had to bake something. I decided to bake some granola bars with the coconut oil and the results are amazing. Lets just say I have to hide these granola bars deep in the fridge or I will eat too many of them. These granola bars are full of healthy items and can be great for breakfast or snacks.

  Paradise Organic Coconut oil is a 100% natural coconut oil that can be used for hair, skin, eating, cooking and smoothies! Coconut oil is known as a healthy oil that is great for healthy cholesterol levels among many other things like increased energy. This oil is USDA certified organic and gluten free. I love that it is cold pressed, Non-GMO, and unrefined. The coconut oil is great for low carb diets too!



I love how clear this coconut oil is. This oil has a nice mild taste to it also.


To order this wonderful  Paradise 100% Natural Coconut Oil, click on the below link.

                         
                                              Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars

                                              1 cup almond butter or any other nut butter
                                               1/2 cup honey
                                               1/2 cup Paradise coconut oil
                                               2 1/2 cups rolled oatmeal
                                                1 cup sunflower seeds
                                                1/2 cup flax meal
                                                 1/4 cup chocolate chips
                                         
                        1. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt the almond butter, honey, and coconut oil until                                  smooth.

                         2. Combine the oatmeal, sunflower seeds and flax meal in a large bowl and stir in the                                         almond butter mixture until well combined.

                         3. Press the mixture on a cookie sheet that has parchment or wax paper on it. If you don't                                have parchment or wax paper, you can oil the cookie sheet with a spray or butter.
                       
                         4. Place more parchment  paper on the granola bar mixture and press down with another                                   cookie sheet. Use a greased spatula if you don't have parchment paper.

                          5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and press down again.

                          6. Place the cookie sheet with the granola bar mixture on it in the refrigerator for 2 hours.                                  Then slice the granola bars into bars.

                           7. Keep the granola bars in a seal container in the refrigerator, separating the layers with                                    parchment paper or wax paper.






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21 comments:

  1. I've never used coconut oil to cook with before. Have you ever tried using it on the stove? I'd be curious to see how it does with pan-frying.

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    1. I don't fry food. I do use oil when cooking eggs so I will try it there

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  2. Wow, I've only used coconut oil to cook eggs, but these look SO yum! Sharing it!!!

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  3. YUM!! I can make these and the brownies that you posted - can't wait!! Pinning it!

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  4. These look SO good! And i'ver never seen such clear coconut oil, I must check this out!

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  5. This looks soooooo good! Thank you for the recipe so we can whip this up at our house!

    Shirley
    http://www.lightlovehope.com

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  6. These look great, Tera! Would make a delicious lunch box healthy snack. I haven't tried this brand of coconut oil before. Thanks for the introduction.

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing, this looks and sounds like a terrific recipe. I haven't made granola bars before so this sounds really good!

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  8. Yum! I think I have everything to make these right now... Maybe that will be my afternoon :)

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  9. These look amazing. I have never tried coconut oil but I would love to give Paradise coconut oil a try in this recipe.

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  10. I can't wait to get in the kitchen and try this recipe!

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  11. Yum! Coconut oil is such a great item to have in the ktichen

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  12. I have used coconut oil in cooking before and was surprised that it did not add any coconut flavor to the food.

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  13. These look so amazing! Please come cook at my house!

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  14. I think I'm going to have to get Kayleigh in the kitchen making a batch of these!! =)

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  15. I always hear so many good things about coconut oil. These granola bars sure look tasty!

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  16. WOW! This looks so DELISH! Three of my favorite ingredients in one. HEAVEN. A must try. Great post.

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  17. These granola bars look good, I made strawberry cookies with coconut oil for the first time last night and they turned out great. I bookmarked your recipe so I can try these too.

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  18. Those look super simple! My youngest son LOVES granola bars! Thanks!

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  19. these look pretty easy to make and I bet they taste fabulous!

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  20. I've never used it to cook! I actually just put it on my face, haha!

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