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Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars
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Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars

 Healthy Vegan Nutty Granola Bars for breakfast or for a snack on the go. 
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 10
Calories: 355kcal

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

  • Line with parchment paper a loaf pan and leave an overhang on long sides; spray parchment.
  • 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.
  • Remove date mixture from heat and stir in butter until it is melted.
  • Mash dates with a potato masher or fork.
  • Toss oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Mix in date mixture until evenly coated.
  • Scrape half of oat mixture into prepared pan and press very firmly down to the pan with the back of a large spoon.
  • Add remaining oat mixture and press until very tightly packed into pan.
  • Bake, until top is brown and firm around the edges.
  • Transfer pan to a wire rack and let loaf cool in pan.
  • Cut into ½ thick slices with a serrated knife.
  • For crisper bars, lay slices on a baking sheet for another 5 minutes.

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

Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2.1mg