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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars are a great healthy snack that are not only easy to make, but gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian. They work for a quick option in lunch boxes or as an afternoon snack before sports.

Loaded with oats, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, tahini, honey and topped with a drizzle of chocolate, they aren't just healthy but filled with delicious grains that help your body work better.

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Keyword Granola
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 bars

Ingredients

Granola Bars

  • 2 cups gluten free whole oats
  • 1 cup brown rice cereal I like Erewhon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dried blueberries
  • ¼ cup flaxmeal
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup Tahini {found in your middle eastern section of grocery store}
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • ¼ cup non-dairy chocolate chips {I used enjoy life brand}

Chocolate Drizzle

  • ½ cup nondairy chocolate chips {I used enjoy life brand}

Instructions

Granola Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper (make sure its long enough for the ends to overhang) and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown rice cereal, coconut, blueberries, flax meal, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
  4. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the tahini, vanilla and honey.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while continually stirring to mix well. Add the chocolate chips, and mix well.
  6. Once everything is incorporated well, pour the mixture 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture down into an even layer with your fingers.
  7. Bake for 25-28 minutes until golden on the top and starting to firm up. The bars will continue to firm up as they cool.
  8. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.

Chocolate Drizzle:

  1. In a small bowl add chocolate chips, microwave for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Place back in microwave and heat an additional 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Should be smooth, if not microwave for 15 seconds more.
  2. Once bars are completely cook, drizzle chocolate over.
  3. Let chocolate set, cut and enjoy.