Granola bars are one of those items that I personally know many people think is a “healthy” snack. Though this may be true for some kinds, many of them contain added sugar and preservatives that are not necessary, nor healthy.
This simple at home recipe is a great substitute for your on-the-go snack and can be stored in the fridge for quick access.
Let’s get started!
- 2 cups oats
- 3/4 cup date paste (use less if you don’t like dates)
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 2 Tbsp flax seeds
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
- 1/4 cup additional water for the dates
- optional (but recommended!): 1/2 cup chocolate chips, or 120g melted chocolate on top (which is what I did!)
- optional: 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- combine flax seeds with the water and whisk thoroughly
- add date paste along with additional water, heat a little on the stove till dates melt thoroughly
- allow to cool before adding honey and almond butter
- in a separate bowl, add oats, seeds, and nuts and mix thoroughly
- combine both bowls together and mix well, then lay it on an oven tray
- cook for about 15-20 minutes (this is just so that the granola gets crunchy, but no ingredients actually need “cooking”) and then allow to cool before adding chocolate
- heat the chocolate, layer drizzle it on top on the crunchy granola
- cool for about 30-45 minutes before you indulge!
Calories and servings:
will make 20 servings easily
calories/servings = 140 calories
the perfect high fiber, low sugar, low preservative snack bars!