Vegan. Gluten Free. Raw. Delicious.
The granola bar has always been one of my quintessential comfort foods! It reminds me of my childhood and my grandparents specifically - my brother and I spent lots of time hiking and biking in the summers with them. We would always pack our day packs with a granola bar so that we'd have a great snack to enjoy when we reached the summit of whatever mountain we were climbing that day. It always hit the spot and still does today because it satisfies that sweet tooth while providing ingredients that are nutrient dense and give you energy.
This recipe is an easy and healthy way to satisfy your granola bar craving, you don't have to turn on your oven and the best part about this recipe is that's it completely customizable to whatever your likes and dislikes are. Don't like coconut? Use gogi berries, raisins, or craisins instead. No almonds on hand? Grab some sunflower or pumpkin seeds or a combination of the two. Check it out...
No Bake Granola Bars (PRINT RECIPE)
Makes 12-14 bars
1 cup whole rolled oats/gluten free whole rolled oats
¼ cup ground flaxseed
1 cup sliced almonds (substitute sunflower or pumpkin seeds or a combination)
½ cup toasted coconut flakes (substitute another dried fruit like go-gi berries, raisins, or craisins)
½ cup cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
2/3 cup raw almond butter or natural peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey or agave
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
While these bars won't stand up well in the heat, they do stay very fresh for up to 10 days if they are wrapped in parchment paper and kept in an airtight container in the fridge. And they will do well at room temperature for up to a few hours.
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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