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Chewy Granola Bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, chewy granola bars, gluten free, granola bars, kid friendly lunch ideas, quaker oats granola bars, snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 297 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup drippy almond butter can also sub with peanut butter OR your favorite nut or seed butter
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup coconut nectar , can also sub with sugar free maple syrup such as Lakanto, Sukrin Gold, brown rice syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten free old fashioned rolled oats , can sub with flaked coconut from Bob's Red Mill for low carb / paleo
  • 1/3 cup finely ground oat flour OR superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almonds OR pecans , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips , optional (use vegan or sugar free brand such as Lily's as needed)
  • 1/2 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang for easier removal. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot, heat coconut oil, almond butter and sweetener over medium-heat until the mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt
    until combined. Using a rubber spatula, stir in the oats, flour, almonds, coconut, cinnamon and salt until dough is combined and sticks together. Add water and fold in the chopped nuts.

  3. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan while pressing down very firmly and flattening with a spatula until tight and compressed. Press in the optional chocolate chips.

FOR NO BAKE GRANOLA BARS:

  1. Place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour or until bars are set.

  2. Use the parchment overhang to transfer the uncut bars to a cutting board.
    Using a sharp knife, cut into even bars. Bars get softer when left out at room temperature. Store leftovers in a clear resealable bag or container in the fridge or freezer.

TO BAKE GRANOLA BARS:

  1. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 15-18 minutes, until edges are slightly brown.

    Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

  2. Use the parchment overhang to transfer the uncut bars to a cutting board.
    Using a sharp knife, cut into even bars. Store leftovers in a clear resealable bag or container in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.