These granola bars are a great quick breakfast or just a sweet snack! Plus they're gluten free!
2 cups oats
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)
1/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup chopped cashews*
1/4 cup chopped almonds*
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp vanilla
1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy organic)
Mix all ingredients using your mixer or by hand until everything is completely mixed. It will almost form a ball like form. When completely mixed, press the mixture into a large (16.5 x 11 or smaller if you would like thicker bars). Refrigerate for about an hour. Cut into small squares or rectangles and store in a covered bowl or plastic bin in the fridge.
*You can use whatever nuts you like or have on hand. I've tried this recipe with walnuts, macadamia nuts and pumpkin seed with delicious results.