No-Bake Granola Bars

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These easy-to-prepare bars provide quick protein and can be packed in a lunchbox or backpack for later. Kamut is an ancient variety of high-protein wheat that can be found at some supermarkets, health food stores, and online.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup puffed kamut or quinoa
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. molasses

Directions

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine oats, puffed kamut or quinoa, and whole-wheat flour. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • Press into an 8" × 8" baking dish. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Cut into bars and store in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat or pack.