I made this recipe as a veganized (and soy free) version of the Kashi TLC Trail Mix Granola Bar. While they turned out pretty tasty, I couldn’t achieve bar shape. In the next version, I will try increasing the syrup mixture. The dry ingredients are pretty flexible.
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup raisins (or 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup cranberries)
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup rice protein powder
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
If you have rock-hard raisins, boil some water and add the raisins you will use to the water. Let steep until they plump up, strain and use as normal. Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir sugar and rice syrup. Stirring constantly until mixture starts to thicken, about 3 minutes.
Add syrup to dry ingredients and mix quickly until the dry ingredients are evenly coated. Portion into walnut-sized balls, and squash between sheets of parchment paper. You can also form these into whatever shapes you’d like. Store in an airtight container.