Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars

I got the Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars recipe when I was living in Florida. Surprisingly at Jiffy Lube the auto car center.

Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars

It was me and this other women who were waiting for our cars and we just started talking about cooking. After our hour wait I knew about her holiday meals and her favorite recipes.

We exchanged recipes that we loved and home I went to the grocery store to buy my ingredients so I could  make these Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars.

Step by Step – Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars

  1. Line with parchment paper a loaf pan and leave an overhang on long sides; spray parchment.
  2. Bring dates and maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan. I reduce heat when dates are very soft and maple syrup is slightly reduced it takes about 8 minutes
  3. Remove date mixture from heat and stir in butter until it is melted.
  4. Mash dates with a potato masher or fork.
  5. Toss oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Mix in date mixture until evenly coated.
  7. Scrape half of oat mixture into prepared pan and press very firmly down to the pan with the back of a large spoon.
  8. Add remaining oat mixture and press until very tightly packed into pan.
  9. Bake, until top is brown and firm around the edges.
  10. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let loaf cool in pan.
  11. Cut into ½ thick slices with a serrated knife.
  12. For crisper bars, lay slices on a baking sheet for another 5 minutes.

Variations

There are other things to add to the Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars.

  • macadamia
  • walnuts
  • chia seeds
  • shredded coconut

Ways to Serve

I usually eat my bar with some cheese and a sliced pear. It seems to be my favorite combination for breakfast. My husband loves to spread a little peanut butter on them.

Tip 

  • Make a little tent with foil so the top does not brown too quickly.
  • I move the pan around every 15 minutes so it cooks evenly.
  • I also like to toast them in my toaster oven for breakfast
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Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars
Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

 Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars for breakfast or for a snack on the go. 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: healthy granola bar recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 355 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 dates pitted, chopped
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ½ cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Line with parchment paper a loaf pan and leave an overhang on long sides; spray parchment.
  2. Bring dates and maple syrup to a boil in a small saucepan, reduce heat when dates are very soft and maple syrup is slightly reduced, 8–10 minutes.
  3. Remove date mixture from heat and stir in butter until it is melted.
  4. Mash dates with a potato masher or fork.
  5. Toss oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Mix in date mixture until evenly coated.
  7. Scrape half of oat mixture into prepared pan and press very firmly down to the pan with the back of a large spoon.
  8. Add remaining oat mixture and press until very tightly packed into pan.
  9. Bake, until top is brown and firm around the edges.
  10. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let loaf cool in pan.
  11. Cut into ½ thick slices with a serrated knife.
  12. For crisper bars, lay slices on a baking sheet for another 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes
  • Make a little tent with foil so the top does not brown too quickly.
  • I move the pan around every 15 minutes so it cooks evenly.
  • I also like to toast them in my toaster oven for breakfast
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 339mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars  to start your morning with a breakfast on the go. Easy to make and we love spreading a little peanut on top.

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