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Sometimes we need a little something, other than sheer determination, to get us through the day and all we have going on. We try and get enough sleep, exercise, reduce our stress levels, and of course eat right.

SWEET AND SALTY GRANOLA ENERGY BARS

1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons coconut oil
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350F.
Coat a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, combine honey, peanut butter and remaining 1/3 cup coconut oil. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into oat mixture until combined. Spread the batter in the pan, press to compact.
Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, before cutting into bars.
Enjoy!

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