No Bake Granola Bar Recipe

I know that a lot of us are travelling this time of year –  and basically running around all year long – so I’m excited to show you this no bake, on-the-go, Granola Bar Recipe!

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I’ve been thinking about granola bars lately (and other important things :) and just how convenient they are. It’s this perfect little package of food that you can carry with you, because guaranteed, there will always be an occasion for one:

Because you’re too busy in the morning to sit and eat

Because you get hangry in the afternoon

Because if you don’t have a snack in your purse, you end up buying an overpriced granola bar.

Right? Me too!

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This granola bar recipe is 100% inspired by Pinch of Yum. I love the chewiness and textures in it, rather than crack-your-tooth, hard granola bars.

And there are only three ingredients for the base: peanut butter, honey & oats. Plus of course whatever delicious toppings you sprinkle in.

It takes minutes to make and will keep us: fed, even-tempered and saving money all week. Brilliant!

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After playing around with the granola bar recipe, I figured out a few little tweaks and tips that might help you to make the granola bar of your daytime dreams! So, let’s get started:

Start with your peanut butter, or almond butter.

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Then measure out the honey. I love using maple syrup, but here in Bali, maple syrup costs a million dollars – so I’m sticking with honey. You can use coconut syrup or brown rice syrup too…

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Mix it all up until it’s nice and creamy.

Taste for salt! Depending on your brand of peanut butter, you might need to add a pinch of salt, or not.

My peanut butter had almost no salt – and I think in a granola bar, that sweet-salty flavour is so nice!

I ended up adding 1/8 teaspoon of salt for a salty-caramel taste.

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Now you’re ready for the oats…. and your toppings of choice.

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I went with a classic trail mix combo…. But, let’s talk options here: pretzels, chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes, cinnamon spice, vanilla… you are the maker of your mix so do what you love.

I like to check out brands like Clif Bar for flavour combo inspiration… White Chocolate Granola Bar might be next! I’m already thinking – what if we use white chocolate peanut butter!!

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Pulse it first! I made this recipe twice and I realised that it’s a better bar if the bits and pieces are small, that way the bar holds it shape.

Pulse the mix of oats and toppings to a smaller crumble… and then mix it in with the peanut-butter blend

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Pour it all out onto a sheet of parchment paper…

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And then flatten it out into a perfectly perfect square shape…

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Ha! Mine turned out like a giant piece of toast… it will do

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Wrap it up and pop it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm up. That way you can slice it more easily…

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And now you’ve got a week’s worth of grab-and-go breakfast and snacks.

See, there’s no reason to feel hangry – just make some granola bars!

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Chewy Granola Bar Recipe

ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups toppings of choice
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey, or maple syrup or brown rice syrup

directions: 

  • start with the wet mixture
  • mix peanut butter, honey and season to taste with salt
  • mix until creamy
  • blend together the oats + your favorite toppings
  • pulse the dry mix to make the pieces smaller.
  • pour the dry mix into the wet, in batches
  • stir until it’s all combined
  • pour the granola bar mix onto a sheet of parchment paper
  • flatten to a square shape, wrap it up and put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes
  • cut into pieces
  • enjoy!

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Do you have a favorite granola bar recipe or flavour that you love? Let us know in the comments below! Let’s get some more ideas!

PS – if you’re more of a granola minus-the-bar kind of person, I happen to think this is the best granola recipe!

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Comments (2)

  • Patricia Reply

    Thank you Militza
    I was so excited when I read your mail ,
    I dived into the kitchen after my dinner and made this lovely balls
    , I used to buy my raw live food bars by raw revolution and they cost a bom,
    I added green Super food and Chia seeds. They are really good

    That’s sound amazing Patricia!! It’s incredible how much we can save making them! I’m glad that you enjoyed it :)

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