Granola Bars

$1.10 per serving

Healthy, no bake granola bars with just 5 ingredients and a sweet, crunchy texture. Peanut butter and honey complement each other perfectly in this ideal portable breakfast or snack.

Author: Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

1 cup packed dates, pitted 

1/4 cup honey (or sub maple syrup for vegan option)

1/4 cup creamy salted peanut butter or almond butter

1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

Instructions

Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a "dough" like consistency.

Optional step: Toast your oats in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Otherwise, leave them raw.

Place oats, almonds and dates in a bowl -- set aside.

Warm honey and peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.

Once thouroughly mixed, transfew to an 8x8 dish or other small pan lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars.)

Press down until uniformly flattened. Cover with parchment or plastic wrap, and let set in fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.

Remove bars from pan and chop into 10 even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. 

Nutrition Information

450 Calories

High in Potassium

11g Fiber

12g Protein