Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Oct 29, 2020 | Breakfasts and smoothies, Recipes, Sweet treats

If you were to ask me, the key to healthy eating is having readily available snacks around that aren’t just fruit and veggies. We are not robots, we are humans. And we need to indulge every so often. But who said indulgence can’t also be healthy? These granola bars are so rich, creamy yet crunchy. Kids love ’em, adults love them. The perfect snack to make in bulk and keep around.

They are also such a convenient grab and go. Like any granola bar really, just these happen to not be loaded with sugar and stabilizers and the like. They store excellently in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer, so you can double or even triple the batch and always have this healthy snack option on hand.

Ingredients are also all accessible. Nothing fancy. Just some oats, nuts and peanut butter. Feel free to play around with the nut combo as well as change up the nut butter. It’s a really simple and versatile recipe, so if you’d rather almond butter, I say go for it! I will however say, that you should try to keep the pumpkin seeds in this recipe. They are one of those nuts that are super overlooked in my opinion. They are loaded with plant based protein (much more than any other commonly used nut), have a lovely omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, and pack in iron, calcium, vitamin A, and folate. I happen to love having my granola bars with my morning coffee, and I find that it gives me such sustained energy with a burst of crucial nutrients right off the bat. So if you are ok with the pumpkin seed flavor, I’d stick with it!

About Me

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Liat, a certified yoga instructor and dietician in training. My goal is to help you navigate healthy living here in Israel with recipes and tips that will show you just how doable healthy eating can be without sacrificing the dishes that you love! Happy navigating fellow fresh sabras xoxo

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Servings: ten bars

Ingredients

Dry ingredients
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup chopped cashews*
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (optional)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Wet ingredients
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp coconut oil (or any other oil)
1/4 cup natural runny peanut butter
1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Mix dry ingredients together to combine
In a microwave safe bowl, mix wet ingredients together and put on high for about a minute
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix
Spread into 8 x8 pan lined with parchment paper
Cover with another piece of parchment paper and flatten with your hands as much as you can until you get one flat layer.
Cover with foil and set in fridge for 2 hours .
Take out of pan using the parchment paper and cut into 10 bars

Storage: in an airtight container in the fridge, or freezer for up to 2 weeks

Notes:
*swap cashews with almonds or any other nut of choosing

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