Spirulina Sunflower Bars

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment, allowing paper to extend over sides of pan to create handles.

Step 2

Combine oats, sunflower seeds, and pepitas on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in coconut, flaxseed, and spirulina powder.

Step 3

Stir together oil, sunflower butter, and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Stir in honey and remove from heat. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture; stir well to combine. Firmly press mixture into prepared pan. Chill for 1 hour.

Step 4

Using parchment handles, remove mixture from pan. Cut into 16 2-inch bars. Serve bars immediately or wrap in plastic and store in refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw, unsalted pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons spirulina powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup sunflower butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup raw honey