Bee Pollen and Mānuka Honey Granola Bars
Are you looking for a nutritious and delicious snack that's easy to make? Look no further! We've got a revamped recipe for Bee Pollen Granola Bars that not only tastes amazing but is also packed with health benefits. Before we dive into the recipe, let's talk about the star ingredient—Mānuka honey—and why it's a must-have in your pantry.
The Health Benefits of Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is a unique type of honey native to New Zealand. It's renowned for its antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it a fantastic natural remedy for a range of health issues—from soothing sore throats to aiding in wound healing. When incorporated into your diet, Manuka honey can also support your digestive system and boost your immune system. Now, let's get cooking!
Bee Pollen Allergies
Before we proceed, it's essential to address people's concerns about bee pollen. While it's often hailed as a superfood, some individuals may experience allergic reactions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women and babies under one are advised to avoid it. Always consult your healthcare provider before incorporating new supplements into your diet.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds
- 80 grams Manuka Honey
- 40 grams light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. water
- 40 grams coconut butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (Goji berries and sultanas work well)
- 1 tbsp. Manuka South Bee Pollen Granules
- Combine the rolled oats and mixed seeds in a large bowl.
- Mix Manuka honey, brown sugar, and water in a pan over low heat, stirring frequently until it melts. Once melted, add vanilla extract and stir.
- Gently melt the coconut butter in another pan.
- Turn off the heat and pour the honey mixture into the bowl of oats and seeds. Add the dried fruit and mix well. Stir in the melted coconut butter until well combined.
- Line a 20 cm x 20 cm baking tray with parchment paper.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking tray, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the top with bee pollen granules.
- Press the mixture firmly with a spoon and let it cool to room temperature.
- Once cooled, refrigerate until firm. Then, cut into equal-sized bars.
There you have it—a revamped Bee Pollen Granola Bars recipe that's not only delicious but also packed with the goodness of Manuka honey and bee pollen. These bars make for a perfect on-the-go snack or a quick breakfast option. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!