Wheat-free granola bars with dried cherries and cocoa nibs
These wheat-free granola bars are full of healthy ingredients! Agave syrup is a natural sweetener, 1.5 times sweeter than sugar, with a low glycemic index. Cacao nibs are a superfood. Mineral rich and packed with antioxidants, they are chocolate in its natural state. You can find these ingredients at your local health food or bulk store.
3 cups large flake oats
4 cups puffed brown rice cereal
1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 cup cacao nibs
1 cup almond butter, at room temperature
1 cup agave syrup
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 9x13-inch pan, and line bottom and two sides with parchment paper. Place half the oats in food processor and process until consistency of flour. In large bowl, mix together oats (whole and ground), rice cereal, cherries and cacao nibs. In small bowl, stir together almond butter, agave and eggs. Stir wet ingredients into dry, mixing well. Press firmly into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before lifting out using parchment and cutting into bars.