We all want to eat healthier, right? I mean, we know that the nutrients we consume are the building blocks for our body and our health. It is just a matter of knowing healthy recipes and which foods to eat more of. Well, you can never go wrong eating more veggies and fruits. That’s why I was excited to hear about the release of the new book, Simple Green Meals: 100+ Plant-Powered Recipes to Thrive From The Inside Out (affiliate link below), by Jen Hansard, bestselling author and cofounder of the widely popular website, SimpleGreenSmoothies.com and share here healthy cereal bar recipe.
Jen Hansard’s mission is to help others “fuel their passion” by embracing delicious plant-powered meals to help them look and feel their best. You don’t have to become a vegan to enjoy this great cookbook. With healthy living tips on meal prep, shopping advice, and 100+ delicious vegetarian recipes, Simple Green Meals will help make adding more plant-based foods to your diet fun and enjoyable.
Today, I am so happy to share with you an amazing healthy cereal bar recipe from Simple Green Meals: almond butter crisps. Enjoy!
Healthy Cereal Bar Recipe
I think you are absolutely going to love this recipe for brown rice cereal energy bars. These almond butter crisps are very rich and satisfying and the crunch is so fun and perfect for snack time. As an added bonus, this healthy cereal bar recipe is gluten free and vegan!
Excerpted from Simple Green Meals by Jen Hansard. Text Copyright © 2018 Jen Hansard. Photo Copyright (c) Lindsey Rose Johnson. Reprinted with permission from Rodale Books, a division of Penguin Random House New York, NY. All rights reserved.
almond butter crisps
There’s a restaurant in Tampa called Fresh Kitchen that rawks my world! They have amazing
veggie bowls, and right before the register where you pay, they dangle almond butter treats in front of your face. I can never say no‚ and I never regret buying them either. They are amazing! This is my own version of those bars, and I think they turned out pretty dang good.
MAKES 16 SQUARES
1 cup brown rice syrup
2 tablespoons organic virgin coconut oil,
plus more for greasing the pan
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup creamy almond butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
7 cups crisp brown rice cereal
1. Line a 13 × 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the rice syrup, oil, vanilla, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Stir in the almond butter and cinnamon.
3. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. Pour the almond butter mixture over the cereal and stir until well coated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Using oiled hands, press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
GLUTEN FREE, VEGAN, DAIRY FREE, (NUT FREE if you replace almond butter with sunflower butter)
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I hope you enjoy this healthy cereal bar recipe as much as my family does! Don’t you just love almond butter? And rice syrup is such a treat too! These almond butter crisps are just fabulous fuel for keeping active after school. Do you think you will try these brown rice cereal energy bars?
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