Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

  • Prepare: 10M
  • Cook: 5M
  • Total: 15M
Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

Diets

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free

Ingredients

  • Produce

    • 1 heaping cup (~220 g dates, packed
  • Breakfast Foods

    • 1 1/2 cups Rolled oats
  • Condiments

    • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup Peanut butter or almond butter, creamy salted natural
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 cup Almonds, roasted unsalted
  • Time
  • Prepare: 10M
  • Cook: 5M
  • Total: 15M

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Description

Simple Food, Simply Delicious

Healthy, no bake granola bars with just 5 ingredients and a sweet, crunchy texture. Peanut butter and honey complement each other perfectly in this ideal portable breakfast or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping cup packed (~220 g) dates, pitted (deglet nour or medjool)*
  • 1/4 cup (84 g) maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey if not vegan
  • 1/4 cup (64 g) creamy salted natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1 cup (112 g) roasted unsalted almonds*, loosely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (135 g) rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
  • optional additions: chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, banana chips, vanilla, etc.

Directions

  • Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a dough like consistency. (Mine rolled into a ball.)
  • Optional step: Toast your oats (and almonds if raw) in a 350 degree F (176 C) oven for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw - I prefer the toasted flavor.
  • Place oats, almonds and dates in a large mixing bowl - set aside.
  • Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
  • Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8x8-inch baking dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars.)
  • Press down firmly until uniformly flattened - I use something flat, like a drinking glass, to press down and really pack the bars, which helps them hold together better.
  • Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let firm up in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars (or 9 squares). Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. I kept mine in the freezer to keep them extra fresh, but it isnt necessary.

Nutrition

Nutrition Information Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 217 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Sugar: 19 g Fiber: 4 g Protein: 6 g
  • Serves: 10 bars
  • Prepare: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
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5 Ingredient Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker Recipes

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5 ingredient, no bake granola bars that are refined sugar free and so delicious! Healthy, quick and portable.

Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

  • Produce

    • 1 heaping cup (~220 g dates, packed
  • Breakfast Foods

    • 1 1/2 cups Rolled oats
  • Condiments

    • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup Peanut butter or almond butter, creamy salted natural
  • Nuts & Seeds

    • 1 cup Almonds, roasted unsalted

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5 Ingredient Granola Bars | Minimalist Baker Recipes

5 ingredient, no bake granola bars that are refined sugar free and so delicious! Healthy, quick and portable.