No Bake Healthy Granola Bars

No sugar, no gluten, no dairy, no preservatives. Need I say more? Check out how ease it is to make these.

I love granola bars, I keep a stash of these little guys in my freezer for those haaangry mommy moments or super HANGRY toddler moments. These are a perfect for a snack or a treat with you afternoon tea. Did I mention there is no baking required!

What I love about these granola bars is that they are super healthy and contain no refined sugar whatsoever. They are perfect for kids, hearty with no sugar overload.

To sweeten these up I used Medjool dates mixed with almond butter. Almond butter and dates hold these granola bars together, making the perfect base for our bars and giving them a slight caramel taste.

If you’re not a fan of almond butter you can always use a butter of choice. I also love these with peanut butter or cashew butter.

Now for a mommy tip of the day. My daughter enjoys these bars with big chunks of nuts, but If you have a toddler that is not quite ready for big chunks I suggest chopping or processing the nuts and seeds before you mix them in. This way its easier for your toddler to chew these lil guys up and you’re avoiding the choking hazard.

I hope you will give these bars a try because they are not only kiddo friendly but hubby friendly too. I see the hubby sneaking into the freezer stash ALL THE TIME!


Print Recipe
No Bake Healthy Granola Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
20 Bars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit
  • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 3/4 cup Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder or Extract
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
Prep Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
20 Bars
Ingredients
  • 2 cups pitted medjool dates
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dry fruit
  • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 3/4 cup Almond Butter
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Powder or Extract
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. Soak dates in warm water for 10 - 15 minutes. Discard water and place dates and almond butter in a food processor, pulse until combined.
  2. In a large bowl place oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, salt, almond butter and date mixture. Mix all ingredients until combined
  3. Transfer oat mixture to a parchment paper lined dish (13x9) and using you hand press the oats down into the pan. Make sure you press the mix really well. I like to use plastic wrap to press the mix in this way the granola does not stick to your hands.
  4. Transfer the oats to your freezer for 1 hour until the bars set. Remove from freezer, lift the parchment paper, cut into bars and store in your fridge or freezer.

4 thoughts on “No Bake Healthy Granola Bars

  1. This recipe is a must try for me! I love raw treats. Do you think I could use peanut butter instead of almond butter?

  2. I made these and they are fabulous. Everyone I gave them to loves them including my 21 month old. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Whoop Whoop! so happy you made them and you love them, thank you for letting me know. Im always going into my freezer stash and having them for a late night snack.

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