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Super Seedy Granola Bars


Super Seedy Granola Bars

Ingredients ~

  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
  • ½ cup raw almonds, walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 big, enormous, heaping (seriously) packed cup dates, pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds (roasted or raw)
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seeds (ground or whole)
  • 2 Tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup agave nectar or maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • ¼ cup creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter

Optional: Chocolate chips, dried fruit, other nuts, banana chips, etc.

Method ~

Toast your oats and almonds in a 350º oven for 13-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a dough-like consistency. (rolled into a ball)

Place oats, almonds dates in mixing bowl. Add seeds and set aside.

Warm agave and peanut/almond butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture, then mix, breaking dates to disperse. Use a spoon/ hands to mix.

Transfer to an 8×8 baking dish or other small pan lined with parchment paper so they lift out easily. (Alternatively, you can use 2/3 of a 9×13 baking pan)

Cover with parchment paper then press down, and pack it tightly. This will help them from being crumbly. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 to 20 minutes to harden.

Remove bars from dish and chop into 10 bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days.

Nutrition Information ~

Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 238 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1.2g Carbohydrates: 33.8g Sugar: 19g Sodium: 18mg Fiber: 6.2g Protein: 6.8g

Notes ~

These 9-ingredient vegan & gluten free granola bars are loaded with 4 kinds of seeds: hemp, sunflower, flax and chia. This is a terrific healthy, naturally sweet and perfect on-the-go snack. (Minimalist Baker, Vegan, Gluten Free, 10 servings)

Prep time | 15 minutes

Cook time | 15 minutes

Total time | 30 minutes




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