Pomegranate Yogurt Bites granola bars are little freeze dried pieces of deliciousness from Thrive Life Food Storage. We used them to make these awesome.
Someone has created a monster in me and it ain’t pretty. I tried these freeze dried pomegranate yogurt bites (no this isn’t a sponsored posts, but my friend Michelle does work with Thrive Life and let me try the product) Y’all not only are they amazing, but slap them in a granola bar or breakfast bar and heaven, you’re in heaven. (Ps, I’m sitting outside with warm sunshine and a cool breeze as I type this. A rainstorm is rolling in and I am munching on these bars. I am also in Heaven. Gosh, I love today.)
I’ve always been taught that having a food storage is essential for a home, but it’s always been incredibly overwhelming to me. I’ve mentioned it before, but the religion I belong to emphasizes that being prepared temporally and spiritually (not being in debt, preparing financially for a raining day, food storage in case of a loss of job or natural disaster, as well as being strong spiritually for the trials of life) prepared is essential to life. And we’ve lived it. A few years ago we decided to work really hard and build up a good food storage (things that last for years and you can cook with when in need like freeze dried, grains, etc) and when we went through a period of unemployment it was a true blessing. We were able to use our food storage and not rely on the government, family, religion etc to pay for our food nor did we have to go without.
Is Pomegranate a Fruit?
Pomegranate is a fruit that grows on a shrub or small tree.
Pomegranates are high in antioxidants which can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation.
What Is Wheat Germ?
Wheat germ is the embryo of the wheat kernel that has been separated in the milling process.
Wheat germ has a slightly nutty taste with a grainy texture.
It is known to have a high vitamin, mineral and protein content, and is high in fiber.
Is Coconut Oil Healthy?
Coconut oil is high in healthy saturated fats.
These fats can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy.
Saturated fats also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduced heart disease risk.
Pomegranate Yogurt Bites Granola Bars
- 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 3/4 Teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons Wheat Germ
- 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon Apple Sauce
- 1/4 Cup plus 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 1 egg
- 1/3 Cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Cup instant oatmeal
- 1/2 Cup Granola
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup Almonds, sliced
- 3/4 Cup craisins
- 3/4 Cup Pomegranate Yogurt Bites
- 3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, powder, salt, and wheat germ together.
- Stir in apple sauce, coconut oil, brown sugar, and egg.
- Add oatmeal, granola, cinnamon, nuts and craisins, yogurt bites and white chocolate chips.
- Place parchment paper in a 9x13" cake pan.
- Pour in the bars and press flat.
- Bake 15 min and cool on a rack.
You can substitute any dried fruit you like, and any chocolate chip!
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 2411 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 160mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 332.2g Fiber: 40.4g Sugar: 130.7g Protein: 54.3g