We are headed to Iowa today. After a week in Wisconsin, it is time to start the drive home. On the way we get to spend a couple days with friends in Iowa. My 7 year old is super excited to see his old friends again. He has adjusted amazingly well to Colorado, but still remembers what we left behind. I am excited to get to see my friends too, should be a great time.
Once we get back home it will be time to get back to eating better again. Vacation always derails me. I will have to stock the fridge with these granola bars again, so I have something I won’t feel guilty eating. I have been wanting to try Almond Butter, and finally I bought a jar at Costco a few weeks ago. I adapted another Granola Bars recipe we loved, and used the Almond Butter. My son loved them. I was honestly surprised, there is a lot of almond flavor, but he ate them like crazy!
Unfortunately, these do need to be kept cool, so they aren’t great for a road trip or hiking. But they are a great reward once you get back home!
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Almond Butter Granola Bars Recipe
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup Almond Butter
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped almonds
Line an 8×8 in baking pan in foil.
In a small sauce pan heat oil, almond butter, and honey over a medium heat. Once melted and fully combined mix in the oats, cinnamon, almonds and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted. Spread into prepared pan. Put in fridge until completely set. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the fridge.