Home-made (NO BAKE) Honey Pollen Granola Bars Recipe.. yeah yum!
Before we start, let's tell you a little bit about Bee Pollen!
Feeling sluggish or don't quite have your usual get up and go? Do you need a natural boost?
Bee Pollen Granules are an excellent and completely natural source of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes. Bee Pollen is collected by honeybees from the forests and pasture and is carefully dried to ensure there is no damage to or oxidation of the vital nutrients.
Bee Pollen Granules can be described as the richest and most complete food in nature. Collected by the honeybee, bee pollen is a perfectly balanced natural multi-vitamin containing virtually all the essential nutrients necessary to sustain life. The human body is made up of 22 essential elements and pollen is the only food that contains each and every one of them.
• Supports general well being and energy levels
• Helps to increase stamina, vitality and endurance in sports people and athletes
• Help support the immune system, especially after illness
• Delicious to eat in natural granule form
Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and amino-acids, bee pollen acts as a natural energizer for the body and boosts the immune system. This perfectly balanced 'super-food' has many other health benefits ranging from slowing the effects of aging on skin, to improving memory, and re-activating sluggish metabolisms.
Bee Pollen may cause severe allergic reactions in some people
Enough talking, let's get making!
2 cups jumbo rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds mixed
80 grams Manuka South Manuka Blend
40 grams light brown sugar
1 tsp. water
40 grams coconut butter, cut into pieces
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
A pinch salt
1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (I used a mixture of Goji berries and sultanas)
1 tbsp. Manuka South Bee Pollen Granules
1. Turn on the oven to 180 C
2. Put the oats and seeds onto a non-stick baking tray and bake for 10 mins. – turning the mixture half-way through.
3. Whilst they are baking, mix the honey, sugar and water in a bowl and gently melt in the oven for a short period (be careful not to let the mixture burn). Or melt in a pan over a gentle heat, stirring frequently to prevent the mixture caramelising.
4. Add the vanilla extract to the melted mixture.
5. In a separate bowl or pan, melt the coconut butter.
6. Turn the oven off and transfer the oats and seeds to a large bowl.
7. Add the sugary mixture and dried fruit and mix thoroughly.
8. Then mix in the melted coconut butter.
9. Place the mixture in a 20 cm x 20 cm baking tray or a 20 cm diameter quiche mould.
10. Spread it out gently and sprinkle the top with bee pollen.
11. Press down firmly with a spoon to compact the mixture and leave to cool.
12. When the mixture is cool, place it in the fridge to harden.
13. Cut into equal pieces.
Source: Cotton & Cloud