Whitewater Granola bars

An energy dense yummy recovery food (post long-run only!)


1/4 cup butter

2 cups almond butter*

1 1/2 tbsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups brown sugar (don’t press it)

1 cup agave nectar or honey

6 cups oats

1 cup coconut, toasted

1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted

1 cup sesame seeds, toasted

2 cups chocolate chips (or 1 cup sultanas and 1 cup chocolate chips)



Toast the coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds lightly in a skillet and set aside to cool. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, almond butter, vanilla, and brown sugar.  Add agave nectar/honey and then mix in the remaining ingredients.  Press into a greased 12x18 inch cookie sheet.  Bake in a 175'C oven for approx 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool slightly but cut while still warm.

If cut into 30 pieces, each piece is probably about 370 cals

My very approximate calculations are: 60% carb, 24% fat, and 16% protein

*Warning: this recipe originally called for peanut butter and I've amended it with the much more nutritionally better almond butter option. Haven't gotten to try it this way yet, though!