Seedy, moist and chewy, these seed bars are a great treat any day and a favourite of ours when we travel.
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1¼ cup rolled oats
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 5 dates, chopped (and soaked if they are quite dry)
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
Preheat oven to 350º F.
In a small bowl, add the chia seeds to the water. Set aside, stirring every 2 minutes to keep from being lumpy.
Add oats, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries and dates to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix well.
Mash the banana in a small bowl and add to the dry ingredients along with the soaked chia seeds. Mix well.
Spoon into a parchment paper lined 8” x 8” baking dish and press out evenly. Bake for 25 35 minutes, until the edges become slightly brown.
Remove from oven, let cool for 30 minutes and cut into bar or squares.
Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.