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Healthy Granola Bar Recipe

These healthy granola bars are packed with good-for-you ingredients, like oats, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds to provide healthy macro and micronutrients to fuel your day. Plus, these healthy snack bars are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and 100% vegan!
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/4 cups (125 g) rolled oats (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup (22 g) oat flour (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 cup (150 g) nuts or seeds of choice (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) dried fruit (I used raisins, cranberries, chopped apricots)
  • 1/4 cup (65 g) tahini
  • 1/4 cup (85 g) maple syrup (or any other liquid sweetener)

Instructions

  • You can watch the video in the post for visual instructions.
    Line a baking pan (mine was 7x7 resp. 18x18 cm) with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Meanwhile, prepare the flax egg by combining the ground flax seeds and water in a small bowl, mixing well, and setting it aside for 5 minutes.
  • Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add in the wet ingredients (also the flax egg) and mix thoroughly.
  • Transfer the mixture evenly to the lined pan and press it down firmly using a spatula.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, then let cool completely, slice into bars and enjoy!

Notes

  • Oats: You could experiment with millet flakes or quinoa flakes instead of oats.
  • Mix and match nuts and seeds: These healthy granola bars are super versatile, so use whatever nuts and seeds you have on hand. I used 1/2 cup (64 g) sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup (36 g) peanuts, 1/4 cup (36 g) pumpkin seeds, and 2 tbsp hemp seeds.
  • For more flavor: You could toast the nuts and seeds in a dry pan until fragrant.
  • The yield: This recipe makes a small batch, double the recipe if you have a larger pan like 8x8 or 9x9.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Granola Bar Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 bar
Amount per Serving
Calories
253
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
15
g
23
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
10
%
Sodium
 
105
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
249
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
4
g
16
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
8
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.4
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.