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Almond Butter Granola Bars

SnacksJackie WinklerComment

Home made granola bars on the menu today! I love this recipe...no baking involved, simple ingredients and dont provide a sugar overload unlike many of the granola bars found in the grocery store. I've added a list of my top three favorite PACKAGED snack/granola bars after this recipe if you are looking for healthier options and don't have the time to make these from scratch. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cups almond or peanut butter 

Directions 

  1. Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl but the almond butter into a large bowl 
  2. Mix everything together with your hands.
  3. Add your almond butter slowly 
  4. Line a baking tin with parchment paper and freeze for 3+ hours 
  5. Cut into pieces and keep frozen.

 

 

TOP THREE "HEALTHY" GRANOLA BARS FOUND IN GROCERY STORES:

FIRST! Read the label

The first thing to do is to start reading the ingredient list on the back of the food package. It's something I've gotten into a habit of doing over the years.  Look for bars that feature simple foods: if the primary ingredients are foods like nuts, berries and fruits, rather than complicated ingredients with names you can’t pronounce, you’ve likely found a bar with a good ratio of fiber, protein and healthy fats

  1. RX Bars: Each have about six easily recognized ingredients, like nuts and dates
  2. KIND healthy grain bars are high in nutrients, and while they do contain a little added sugar, it’s typically low
  3. Lara Bars Much of the sugar comes naturally from the dates-making up just one of the six simple ingredients