Easy Homemade Granola Bars

On the weekends I prep my snacks for the week. This time I tried some amazing granola bars that I found here. They are super easy to make with just a few ingredients, no-bake and vegan!photo 1(17)Makes 24 bars

2 1/2 cups rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/2 cup raisins
2/3 cup all natural peanut or almond butter (I used PB2)
1/2 cup agave or brown rice syrup (I used brown rice syrup)
Dash of salt

Mix oats, pumpkin seeds and raisins in a large bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together nut butter, sweetener and salt. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well until everything is sticky and combined. If it is too dry, add a bit more sweetener. photo 2(19)Press mixture into a 9 x 13 pan and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cut into 24 squares, wrap and refrigerate. These will last up to two weeks in the fridge.photo 3(13)Nutritional Info for one bar:
137 Calories, 18g Carbs, 5g Fat, 5g Protein, 24mg Sodium, 8g Sugar
Please note, if you use all natural peanut/almond butter would increase the calories to about 175, fat to 18g, and protein to 7g.

4 Comments

  • trixfred30 May 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Now this is the kind of thing i should be eating for breakfast – i need the energy and not the calories!

    Reply
  • Amy January 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Can this recipe be baked? If so, at what temperature and for how long and would you modified the ingredients at all?

    Reply
    • happyhealthfreak January 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      I’ve never baked them but I’m sure you could try it at 350F for 15-20 minutes. I’m not 100% sure how they would turn out though!

      Reply

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