Almond Butter Granola Bars
These granola bars are the best because once you have the base of the wet ingredients and the oats, you can sub in whatever nuts, seeds, or dried fruit you have on hand. So versatile and SO delicious.
Servings Prep Time
8bars 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
8bars 15minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350-degrees. When heated, toast the oats and nuts/seeds by spreading them out on a baking sheet for 10-15 minutes until fragrant. Allow to cool.
  2. In a food processor, process the dates until it forms a gooey ball. If the dates seem too hard, you can soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften them up.
  3. Combine date mixture with toasted oats and nuts in a large bowl and set aside
  4. On the stove or in the microwave, combine the coconut oil, almond butter, and honey or maple syrup and warm until melted and combined. Take off the heat and stir in the cinnamon.
  5. Pour oil, almond butter, and honey mixture into the bowl and stir thoroughly to combine with dry ingredients. Stir in the dried cranberries and any other add ins.
  6. Once mixed, transfer to an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly until flat. You really want to make sure the mixture is pressed down firmly so that they will hold together well.
  7. Cover the dish and pop it in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the bars by lifting out with the parchment paper and then chop them into even pieces. The recipe should make 8-10 depending on the size you cut them into. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Recipe Notes

These are great with whatever add-ins you have on hand. I’ve used pecans, chia seeds, dairy-free chocolate chips, raisins, unsweetened coconut, sunflower seeds, etc. It’s really whatever you have on hand!