These straightforward no-bake granola bars are full of healthful elements and topped with a candy Yerba Mate tea glaze. Perfect with a cup of tea for breakfast or a snack! Thanks to Argentinian Yerba Mate for sponsoring this publish.

I Like My Tea Strong!

You guys know I’m a giant tea drinker, and I’ve been having fun with working with Argentine Yerba Mate this yr. Not solely am I having fun with it as a tea, however I’ve been experimenting with the flavors in smoothies, oatmeal, and even sorbet! I prefer it brewed in a French press with a little bit of honey added, so it appeared like a very good match for these honey nut granola bars. Since this recipe makes use of the yerba mate within the glaze, you’ll need to brew a stronger cup to make the flavour stand out.

About Yerba Mate

Argentine Yerba Mate is a wealthy supply of antioxidants (with ranges even larger than inexperienced tea!) and consuming it boosts your consumption of B nutritional vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, potassium, and manganese. Studies have proven that yerba mate might assist shield the liver, support in digestion, and improve fats oxidation. It has a taste profile much like inexperienced tea with an earthy end, and pairs nicely with a little bit of sweetness.

How To Make Bars

This no-bake granola recipe has a base of toasted oats, nuts and seeds. I used walnuts, almonds, chia and pumpkin seeds, however different nuts and seeds could be nice, too (cashews, pistachios, sunflower seeds, and so on.). You can sub in what you will have readily available.

After measuring out your elements, you’ll soften collectively some honey and almond butter – the “glue” of the granola bar. Once the 2 are combined collectively, add to a bowl, then stir within the dry elements.

The combination might look crumbly at first (like granola), however proceed incorporating till all of the dry elements are evenly coated. Then add the granola combination to your pan and firmly press every part in (that is vital for making them stick collectively!).

Cover, then place within the fridge for no less than an hour to chill and harden up. Once the bars really feel agency, take away and reduce with a pointy knife– use no matter dimension you want!

Finally, combine the brewed Yerba Mate tea with powdered sugar to create the tea glaze. Drizzle on prime for a candy + earthy contact!

Store any leftovers in an hermetic container within the fridge – the bars will proceed to agency up within the fridge.

The Recipe

Yerba Mate Granola Bars

These straightforward no-bake granola bars are full of healthful elements and topped with a candy Yerba Mate tea glaze. Perfect with a cup of tea for breakfast or a snack!

Ingredients

Granola Bars

  • 1 ½ cups quaint oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup chopped almonds (slivered)
  • three tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • three/four cup almond butter
  • 1/four cup honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Yerba Mate Glaze

  • 1-2 tbsp sturdy brewed Yerba Mate tea use twice the traditional quantity of tea you’d usually use
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8” pan with parchment paper.

  • Toast oats for Eight-10 minutes 350 levels, or till simply aromatic.

  • Melt honey and almond butter collectively in a saucepan over medium warmth. Once the combination begins effervescent barely, take away from warmth. Stir within the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Add within the oats, nuts and seeds; stir to mix nicely. The combination might look dry at first however proceed to press every part along with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add a spoonful of almond butter in case your combination seems too dry.

  • Press the combination firmly into the parchment lined pan (that is key to sticking collectively!). Chill within the fridge for no less than 1 hour.

  • To make the Yerba Mate glaze, mix 1 Tablespoon of the tea with the powdered sugar, whisking till clean. If the combination seems too thick, add a bit extra tea, little by little.

  • Cut into bars, then drizzle on the glaze (you might not want all of it). Enjoy with a cup of Yerba Mate tea!

You can discover Argentine Yerba Mate at speciality tea retailers, Whole Foods, or on Amazon. Thanks to Argentine Yerba Mate for sponsoring this publish!

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