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Almond Butter Granola Bars

SnacksJackie WinklerComment

Home made granola bars on the menu today! I love this 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. 


  • 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 


  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.




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