Endurance chef Lottie Bildirici shares one of her favorite healthy treats.
(Read more about her inspiring story here.)
Salted Almond Butter Bars
(Yields ~35 bars)
1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup (Grade B) 1/2 cup almond butter
3 cups oats
1 cup chopped and toasted almonds 2 cups puffed grain cereal
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Salt to taste
1 tsp cinnamon
In a food processor combine bananas, maple syrup, and almond butter; process until smooth.
In a separate large bowl, combine oats, almonds, cereal, and cinnamon.
Combine the banana mixture and oat mixture; fold in chocolate chips.
Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper and non-stick spray. Spread mixture evenly and top with a sprinkle of salt.
Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cool for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
Cut into bar-size shapes then wrap individual pieces.
Note: These bars will stay fresh for three to four days in the refrigerator or two months in the freezer.