In this week's "Pretty Delicious", Naomi Robinson whips up healthy granola bars that are perfect to grab if you're on the go or craving a light snack. This nutty and fruity bar will blow your taste buds away!
Mango Coconut Granola Bars
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread rolled oats onto baking sheet and bake until golden brown and nutty in aroma, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
Spread almonds, pistachio and sunflower seeds onto a second baking sheet and bake until toasted and fragrant, about 10-12 minutes; stirring halfway through.
In the meantime, in a small sauce pan over medium heat, cook and stir together rice syrup, jam, brown sugar and butter until mixture is well combined and sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove from heat, add in vanilla paste, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne; stir to combine.
Remove the nut mixture from the oven once toasted. Reduce oven to 300 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the nut mixture with toasted oats.
Add in mango and coconut; stir to combine. Pour syrup mixture onto dry mixture; stir to combine.
Transfer mixture to prepare baking dish and press down firmly. Transfer to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Granola bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to weeks.