Donna and I attended a cooking class with Joan Jackson on eating raw. One of her main points of emphasis is that recipes are really formulas. That is, if the recipe calls for a particular nut, you can substitute the kind you want to achieve your goal. and as far as measurements, relative proportions are important, but there wasn’t much exact measurement going on in the class.
Thus inspired, I endeavored to make my own granola bars without a recipe or plan. I put each ingredient in the food processor individually, then added to the mix.
sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, and pecans. mixed in a medium bowl. Added some vegan white chocolate (purchased online) chopped fine. I soaked some flax seed meal for about 20 minutes, then added it as a binder. Also added enough agave to make the mix hold together.
Then spread out on a flat plastic sheet on a dehydrator, and set to 105 degrees. The goal was to dehydrate for 12 hours, turn it over, then do another 12 hours. I only had time for 6 hours or so on a side. They came out amazingly well.