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Granola Bars


Granola Bars

Store-bought Granola Bar ➡ Homemade Granola Bars

Ok y’all…next time you’re at the grocery store, take a look at the ingredients on a few granola bar labels. Unfortunately, most sneak some kind of junk in them making them more like glorified candy bars. When it comes to clean eating, I don’t count calories, macros, etc., but I am super aware of ingredients. Instead of buying your bars at the store, try making this recipe next time!

Side note: These are delicious, but can be a little sticky. Also, I prefer to keep mine in the refrigerator.


1.5 cups gluten free rolled oats (I use @bobsredmill)

1 cup whole almonds, roughly chopped

1 cup (about 8-10) medjool dates

1/2 cup honey (I use @naturenates)

1/4 dried goji berries

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp organic cacao nibs (I use @thrivemarket)

2 Tbsp almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon


-Preheat oven to 350.

-Submerge dates in water for 15 minutes.

-Spread oats and almonds onto a cookie sheet, and roast for 10 minutes. Put into a large bowl when done.

-Heat honey, almond butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in a sauce pan on medium-low heat.

-Remove dates from water, and put into food processor. Process dates until a thick paste forms (it’ll look a little like chunky peanut butter, add a little water if needed).

-Add date paste to sauce pan with honey/almond butter mixture, and stir until combined.

-Pour sauce pan mixture into oats/almonds mixture in the large bowl, along with chia seeds, cacao nibs, and goji berries. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon, or hands if it’s cool enough.

-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and dump mixture on top.

-Use another piece of parchment paper to firmly press into thin layer and compact tightly (about 1/4 inch thick).

-Put baking sheet in freezer for 15 minutes.

-Remove from freezer, and cut into bars of your desired size.

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