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Granola No bake bars (Grab n Go Snack)

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Granola bars are one of my favorite grab-n-go snack foods. They’re easy to pack, store well and can give you a much needed energy boost when you’re out. Plus, they tend to be a little bit healthier than something like a jumbo chocolate chip cookie, which is also a favorite treat.

Homemade granola bars are quite easy to make and definitely fit the bill for a tasty snack. I recommend making a batch of these bars on the weekend and storing them in the fridge to enjoy as a balanced, nutritious snack all week long. These healthy no-bake granola bars are the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack and will keep you satisfied until your next meal. Yields: Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats-2cups
  • Sunflower spread-2-3tbsp
  • Flaxseeds-2tbsp
  • Sunflower seeds-2tbsp
  • Pumpkin seeds-2tbsp
  • Chia seeds-2tbsp
  • Hemp seeds-2tbsp
  • Agave nectar-1/2cup
  • Dates-1cup (pitted)
  • Chopped dried apricots-1/2cup

Procedure:

  • Add the dates into the food processor and process until they are completely crushed and form a thick paste.

Roasting oats and seeds:

  • Roasting can be done in oven or on the stove top.

For stove top roasting:

  • Dry roast the seeds in a pan over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes/until slightly golden.
  • Transfer to a bowl and again in the same pan roast oats for next 4-5 minutes oven medium-low heat and transfer to the bowl with seeds and set aside.

For oven roasting:

  • Pre-heat the oven at 160deg C, line the baking tray with parchment paper/baking sheet and spread the oats, seeds (hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds) for 8-10 minutes or until they are slightly golden.
  • Once roasted transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside.

For bars:

  • In a saucepan, heat the sunflower spread and dates paste over low heat 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and then add agave nectar mix well.
  • Pour into the mixing bowl where oats and seeds are places and mix well.
  • Line a 8×8 baking pan with wax paper or plastic wrap and press the mixture into the pan until it’s flat and evenly distributed.
  • Cool completely for 1-2 hours either at room temperature or in the fridge for an hour
  • And the chop to bars and serve or store in the airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week.

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Note:

  • Feel free to include the nuts if desired and combination of seeds can be personalised as per the taste.
  • Honey/maple syrup can also be used alternatively to agave nectar.
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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on March 24, 2015, in Breakfast, Breakfast, Indian, International. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. I can munch it all day:-) healthy and yummy snack

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  2. Yum!! Such a good alternative to the sugar-filled granola bars you can get in the store. I love that you have Chia seeds in here. They’re my current favorite super-food!

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  3. mmmmm granola bars! I snack on these between drives home and random 🙂

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  4. 🙂 Another tasty treat from you Chitra 🙂 These sound like a great school holiday keep-on-hand snack! 🙂

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  5. Looks great, they remind me of what I have seen on UK bloggers sites and they are called flapjack. A wonderful healthful snack or eve a meal.

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  6. I just love the bars and granola. I would much rather make it than buy it. It is so much better for you!

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  7. My go too for breakfast! 🙂

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  8. Definitely going to make these. They sound delicious.

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  9. love DIY granola bars–these look great!

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  10. They look delicious, and your top image is really well done. Nicely composed, and lit.

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  11. Greetings Chitra, looks marvelous! Love this recipe my friend.

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  12. super healthy snack…haven’t tried hemp seeds yet..used to have hemp milk though..Love to try this..

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  13. I love this Chitra, great recipe!!! 🙂

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  14. I love granola bars, but am so hesitant buying them pre-made as they are packed with junk basically…these look great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  15. How does hemp taste?

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  16. This is a wonderful recipe. I have tripping on home made granola. but bars is something I want to try. Your recipe is on my to-do list.

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  17. Must try this. Love granola bars but never made them at home. Thanks for sharing!

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