Welcome to the chewiest, tastiest and stickiest coconut and nut granola bars you will have ever tried. These bars are primal friendly, full of healthy and encouraging fats and contain no CARB’s.
I know when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle that some people can often slip up through their bad snacking habits. If you have them lying about, then it’s incredibly easy to reach for the biscuit tin instead of a handful of snacks. However, it’s even more encouraging to reach for the biscuit tin when the big bad sweet tooth happens to rock up – especially at the beginning of your primal journey! Sugar is an addictive which is why so many of us consume it. But give it up for a few weeks and you’ll find just how easy it is to avoid sugar. I promise.
Therefore, I’ve decided to create a primal friendly snack recipe that’s full of healthy fats and will curb your hunger (and sweet tooth) in one bite.
Now, I know in my book I talk a lot about fasting but if it’s something you’ve tried and decided that it’s not for you and that you’d just like to stick to primal foods and getting fit with HIIT, then that’s still great and these sticky coconut and nut granola bars will be great for you when you can’t quite manage a few more hours until your next meal.
These bars contain absolutely no processed ingredients and no carbs. They simply stick together from the bounding of the dessicated coconut and raw honey. As we know, honey does contain sugar but it’s all natural sugar and when eaten in moderation (and not everyday) it’s something I definitely believe we can include in our primal diets – it’s also packed with many health benefits thanks to the nutrients and enzymes found in honey. Here’s just a few:
- Contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- Contains antioxidants that protect our bodies from free radicals
- It’s an effective germ killer and can promote wound healing
- Can promote and maintain good health
- Wonderful cure for cold’s and sore throats
All in all, I will hands down say that these bars taste just like the kind of granola bars you’d buy in the shops – minus the sugar, unknown ingredients and CARBs! They’re sweet, nutty, sticky, and of course they’re deliciously crunchy from the almonds, pecans and crisp golden edges. They’re also incredibly easy to make with only 6 main ingredients (the spice is optional). Just give me 5 minutes of your time, 30 minutes of patience and you’ll have some golden, and crunchy primal friendly granola bars whipped up and making everyone drool. Seriously.
How primal friendly is this recipe? 8/10
Sticky Coconut and Nut Granola Bars
These primal bars make for a perfect snack in-between meals. Plus, they only contain 5 ingredients!
- 240 Grams Mix of pecans and almonds
- 130 Grams Dessicated coconut
- 55 Grams Coconut oil Melted + organic
- 65 Grams Almond butter Or nut butter of choice
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Raw honey Organic + heaped tbsp
- 1 Medium Egg Free range + beaten
- 1 Tsp Spice of choice Ginger or cinnamon - I've used Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Coconut flour
Begin by pre-heating your oven to gas mark 4.
In a bowl mix together the nuts, dessicated coconut and coconut flour. Set aside.
In another bowl, add the coconut oil, almond butter and honey together. Stir thoroughly together until the mixture is smooth (this may takes some time).
Add the beaten egg to the wet ingredients and mix everything together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is mixed.
Line a square baking tin with parchment paper and pour your granola mixture into the pan and flatten.
Pop your granola bars into the middle of the oven to bake for 30 minutes (or until the edges of your granola bars are golden) and then remove from the oven and flatten the bars down once again with a spatula. Once done, leave to cool (this is extremely important for the bars to set).
Cut the bars using a very sharp knife into 16 bars. You may need to keep flattening the bars as you cut to keep their shape.
Eat + enjoy!
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