Flourless, Naturally Sweetened, 100% Delicious Breakfast Bars
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Serves: 15 bars
 
This delicious homemade granola bar recipe is protein-rich, full of healthy fats, and the perfect way to start your day. Did I mention it is a one-bowl recipe that takes just 2 minutes to prep? Be sure to use gluten-free oats and free-from contamination nuts, seeds and dried fruits if you need this to be a gluten-free recipe. You can leave out the nuts to make this recipe nut-free (or substitute with additional seeds).
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups rolled oats (I used thick oats, but quick oats would also work)
  • 1 cup tahini paste
  • ½ + 1 tbsp maple syrup (or silan; increase this to ¾ cup if you have a sweet tooth)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened grated coconut
  • 6 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 5 tbsp slivered almonds or crushed walnuts (leave out to make nut-free)
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, cacao nibs, or carob nibs
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a baking sheet or 8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the baking sheet, distributing evenly across ⅔ of the surface.
  5. Using a square of parchment paper (between your hand and the mixture), press the mixture into a flat, dense, evenly thick bar (aim for about 1 cm thick), paying attention to the corners and edges to make sure that they are firmly pressed.
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-14 min for a chewy breakfast bar (bake for 16 min for a crunchy bar)
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting into bars or squares.
  8. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 246 Fat: 16g Saturated fat: 3.2g Carbohydrates: 19.36g Sugar: 10.89g Sodium: 22.56mg Fiber: 2.42g Protein: 8.1g
Recipe by Accidentally Crunchy at https://www.accidentallycrunchy.com/homemade-granola-bars-flourless-and-naturally-sweetened