If you are looking for some on-the-go nutrition the easiest option isn’t always the best and the best option isn’t always the cheapest. Clif & Luna Bars, Larabars, Evolution Harvest, Two Moms In The Raw, Go Raw bars and countless others are great, but nothing means more than chowing down on your very own homemade granola bar while you’re out running errands. The best part is that others are definitely going to want in on that yummy deliciousness you are waving in their face, what’s even better – you made it! Side Note: I didn’t really measure for this recipe, but I wanted to share how easy it is to make your very own gotta-go snack without having to sacrifice nutritional value. I love knowing exactly what I put in them, I love sharing them with others, and I love the sense of accomplishment knowing I made something so delicious out of simple ingredients with no added sugar, animal-by-products, and no guilt.
It should only take about 20 – 30 minutes. You will need a food processor, a big bowl, a square cake pan, knife and your hands! Step one: In a Food Processor, pulse the following ingredients and set aside Chopped pumpkin 1/2-3/4 Pound Dates Cinnamon, to taste Nutmeg, to taste Cloves, to taste Ginger, to taste Cardamom, to taste Organic Vanilla Extract or Scrape off Vanilla Bean, to taste Step Two: In a Food Processor, pulse until they are chopped the way you like it. Pecans Almonds Walnuts Brazilian Nuts (optional) Step Three: Combine the Pumpkin Spice Date mix with the Nut Mix and knead them together with oats and pumpkin seeds. Spread in a pan and freeze for 2 hours or refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars and enjoy!