These days it seems like there are COUNTLESS options when it comes to granola bars. They are a quick and easy snack and perfect for on the go. However, the cost of many granola bars can add up overtime, plus they are usually packed with artificial sweeteners AND every time you have one you’re creating more plastic waste. The solution?
These home-made granola bars are plant based, delicious, and easy on the budget. Plus, this recipe is easily adaptable to fit your favorite flavors!
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup nut/seed butter
¼ cup oat flour
2 ½ cup rolled oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup craisins
1. Blend ¼ cup of oats in a high speed blender or food processor until it resemebles a fine powder; at least one minute.
2. In a medium bowl, mix maple syrup and nut butter until well combined. Stir in oat flour.
3. Add oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit to bowl and mix until everything is evenly coated.
4. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
5. Press mixture firmly into baking dish. Cover granola bars with another piece of parchemtn paper so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands while you push.
6. Compress them down tightly…like really tightly. Let bars sit for 30 minutes.
7. Cut bars in the pan. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
*Note: bars may still be a bit delicate which is why it is so important to compress them in a pan. Pack bars in a small Tupperware or reusable container.
Feel free to switch up the type of nut butter, nuts, seeds, or dried fruit you put in. As long as the ratios remain the same they should still hold together nicely.