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Granola Bars Recipe (No Bake & Healthy)

  • Author: avocadocentric
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack
  • Method: No bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan peanut butter no-bake granola bars recipe is so addicting, simple, and naturally sweetened. They are also oil-free, easy to make, healthy, quick, and gluten-free! 


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (about 10)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (sub for almonds or cashews)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (sub for other nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut 
  • 1 tbs raw cacao powder (optional)
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  1. Add the pitted dates into the food processor and blend until a paste is formed. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor and pulse it until you have a crumbly dough consistency ( do not over-blending it). 
  3. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper. Transfer the mixture into the pan.
  4. Use your hands to evenly press it down into the pan. 
  5. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 1 hour or fridge to set for 4 hours. Remove and cut into even bars or squares.

Notes

Add chocolate chips for a chocolate flavor.

Add a vanilla bean for vanilla flavor or add some cinnamon.

Add orange zest or lemon zest for a brighter flavor.

Add ground flax seeds or chia seeds for an even healthier option.

Make sure to use Medjool dates and not other kinds of dates. Medjool dates are stickier and bigger.

If your Medjool dates feel dry, soak them in hot water for 5 minutes, drain and dry before using. They should feel sticky. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 22.3g
  • Sodium: 91.2mg
  • Fat: 15.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: healthy granola bars, no bake granola bars, peanut butter granola bars, easy granola bars