Vanilla Almond Granola Bars

These bars are simple and easy!  Full of goodness with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, they make an excellent on the go snack!  They are gluten free too!

1.5 cups quick cooking oats

½ cup sliced almonds

¼ cup sesame seeds

¼ cup chia or hemp seeds

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp salt

1 cup almond butter

¼ cup honey

¼ cup pure maple syrup

2 tsp vanilla

 

Stir together all dry ingredients (oats, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt) in a large mixing bowl.  In a separate small mixing bowl, stir together almond butter, honey, syrup, and vanilla, stir until very smooth.  Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.  Line a 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper or wax paper.  Firmly press mixture into pan.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars.  You can wrap the bars individually for a healthy on the go snack. ENJOY!

Makes 16 bars

Nutrition Information per serving:  Calories: 200, Total Fat: 13 g, Total Carb: 18.5 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 5 g

Tips:

Make sure to use real maple syrup, you will pay a little more for it, but it’s worth it!

You can substitute other kinds of seeds for the chia seeds and sesame seeds, but make sure they are small, so that your bars will hold together well.

You can also try other kinds of nut butters.  We use almond butter because no one in our house is allergic to it.

 

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One thought on “Vanilla Almond Granola Bars

  1. Perfect timing Jen! Adding these to my “Foods-to-make-for-school” list which keeps growing!!! I love to make granola bars, but if you’re using too much dried fruit it’s so expensive & way too much sugar! These look perfect! 😉

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