My every day snack right here. Homemade granola bars that fill your body with goodness.

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

These are based on this more chocolatey version (Paul’s fav), but this week I wanted seeds in my everything.

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

Adding seeds to breads, smoothies, puddings, and breakfast oats just makes everything better. I swear!

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

And don’t worry, you’re not going to feel like a bird after eating these. They taste delicious!

I sweetened them with pitted dates, maple syrup and almond butter. It’s a combination that’s dangerous and drinkable, but pure sweet perfection.

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

I was planning a weekend alone with these, but then Paul had his plans cancelled, so I guess I’ll have to share. Or make more.

Definitely need to make more…

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

Good thing these babies come together in less than an hour!!

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

Have a great weekend everyone! xx

Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 10 granola bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats*
  • 1 cup packed pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup smooth almond butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread rolled oats evenly on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven to toast for about 10 minutes, or until the oats become fragrant, shaking the sheet once in the middle of baking. When the oats are done, add them to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  4. Place dates in a food processor and pulse until a ball is formed. Transfer dates the mixing bowl with the toasted oats, the nuts, the seeds, cinnamon and the salt. Stir with a wooden spoon or your hands, making sure to evenly disperse the dates as much as possible throughout the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Bring honey (or maple syrup for vegan option) and almond butter to a boil over medium heat and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir everything together and make sure everything is well mixed.
  6. Transfer mixture to your prepared pan and press everything into the pan using a spatula so that you have a smooth and uniformly flat top.
  7. Top with a piece of plastic wrap, and pop them into the freezer to set for 15 minutes.
  8. Remove and cut into 10 bars.
  9. Store in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer term storage.

Notes

Recipe adapted from these bars.

*For a gluten free option, use gluten free rolled oats

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/02/26/seedy-almond-butter-granola-bars/

22 Responses to Seedy Almond Butter Granola Bars

  1. Kate says:

    These look gorgeous and just the kind of snack I like to keep in my handbag for when hunger strikes! x

  2. These granola bars look awesome, Katrina! They sound like a perfect snack after a workout at the rink!

  3. Homemade granola bars are the best. Now I want to add seeds to mine too, these look so good!

  4. todd wagner says:

    YES!! These are some fine looking granola bars… + the perfect quick and healthy snack!

  5. Alanna says:

    Oh these look perfect and so healthy! Love those pops of green from the pumpkin seeds.

  6. Ashley says:

    I love that you used pumpkin and sunflower seeds! I can’t get enough of either of them lately! These look so good!

  7. I am ALWAYS looking for new, healthy snacks to pack in the hubs’ lunch! And these bars are perfection! Almond butter? MY LIFE. Pinned!

  8. These are perfect grab and go healthy snacks. And so pretty, too!

  9. Seeds, nuts, and all that is good! I need me some of these… for sure šŸ˜€ Thanks for the recipe šŸ˜€ When will you be writing a book, I wonder? *puppydawgeyes*
    I hope you two have a crackin’ weekend! xx

  10. What a wonderful list of ingredients. I would definitely eat more than one of these bars that is FOR SURE!

  11. Carrie says:

    I love a granola bar PACKED with seeds and nuts. This looks perfect!

  12. Wow! These look chock-full of protein and energy. I love granola bars, but making them seems like it would be cheaper and healthier than buying them in the store. I’m going to test these out. šŸ™‚

  13. Amanda says:

    These bars are an amazing healthy snack!!! LOVE!!!

  14. These are so hardcore seedy, I love it!

  15. Joanne says:

    I need to amp up my homemade granola bar game! All the nuts in these are like music to my ears.

  16. Love anything with nuts, seeds and oats. These bars look incredibly good. A super delicious, healthy treat.

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