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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
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*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 339mg10%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.