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Super Foods – Raw Hemp Granola Bars Recipe




  • 300g dates, pitted
  • 240ml warm water
  • 120ml coconut oil, melted
  • 1tbsp vanilla extract
  • 500g jumbo rolled oats
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g raw sunflower seeds
  • 100g raw pumpkin seeds
  • 40g raw hemp seeds


Line a baking tray with baking parchment and set aside. Soak the dates in the warm water for 20 minutes. Then whizz in a highspeed blender with the water to a smooth paste.

Melt the coconut oil in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Pour the oil into the blender along with the vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.

Put the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds into a bowl, stir to mix and then divide the mixture in half. Pulse half the mixture in a food processor, just roughly, so you maintain some texture.

Tip the pulsed mixture back into the bowl of the‘whole’ mixture. Then pour the contents of the blender into the bowl and mix thoroughly so no dry ingredients remain. Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tray and pat down, so that it forms an even slab. Then, scatter the hemp seeds over the top and press them into the slab. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set.

Remove from the fridge, cut into squares or rectangles and enjoy; these keep for a week in an airtight container in the fridge.

Courtesy of Honestly Healthy For Life: Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Eating by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson.
Photography by Lisa Lindner. Jacqui Small


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