No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

10 Ingredients. 10 yummy bars. Gluten-free, Vegan optional, and full of healthy deliciousness.

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I’m clearly on a energy/granola bar making kick. “Can’t stop, won’t stop.”

These guys are a healthier, cleaner, and tastier version of your typical Trail Mix Granola Bar. Free of refined sugars, nasty corn syrup, wheat, dairy, and preservatives. Just pure wholesome awesomeness.  The best part is they’re no-bake and ready in less than 30 minutes.

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My version of trail mix  is literally a bunch of superfood seeds like chia, hemp, and flax. Why? Because I love the plant based omega’s they provide (think healthy skin, hair, and nails ladies), as well as fiber, to help keep things regular and moving.

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What keeps these bars together is yummy natural peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil. I threw in your classic gluten free rolled oats, which are the main stars in most granola bars(not sure if all are gluten free though).  A generous serving of coconut flour was added because I’m a fan of how much fiber it contains AND those healthy medium chain fatty acids(aka another good fat, plus they help you burn fat!).

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The raisins and pumpkin seeds give these bars a nice chewy and crunchy texture to keep things exciting. Plus, pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc which is great for hormonal balance, libido, healthy and shiny locks, and strong nails. I guess I should have called these beauty bars after all?

These granola bars are no-bake, perfectly chewy, slightly crunchy, super seedy, the right combo of salty and sweet goodness, wholesome, and nutrient-dense.

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No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars {GF, Vegan}

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Yield: 8-10 Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of hemps seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In one bowl mix wet ingredients: peanut butter, honey, vanilla extract and coconut oil together.
  3. In a sperate bowl mix all the remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix throughly.
  5. Place mixture in the lined baking pan and spread evenly and flatten out with a spoon.
  6. Pop baking pan in the freezer 10-15 minutes until it hardens and cut into 8-10 bars or 12 smaller squares.
  7. Place in a air tight container and store in the freezer for 2 weeks. Take out bars when ready to eat.

Notes:

  1. Feel free to swap the raisins for dates, figs, prunes, and another other soft dried fruit.
  2. No peanut butter? Use almond butter, tahini, or any other nut butter of choice.
  3. Vegan? Use agave, or maple syrup instead of honey.
  4. Can't do oats? No problem! Use quinoa flakes instead.
  5. Missing a seed? Use more of what you have to make up the proportions for what's missing. ex no flax seeds? Use 3 Tbsp of hemp seeds and 3 of Tbsp chia seeds.
  6. Store in air tight container in freezer for 2 weeks and take bars out when ready to consume/for that day. ** Bars will soften when left out for a while.
  7. Don't have coconut flour? Use 1/4 cup of either oat flour (ground oats) or almond flour (ground almonds)

If you like these bars, then you’ll probably want to check out my other snack bar recipes: no-bake almond sesame energy squares and my no-bake chocolate espresso protein bars. Both are no-bake and oh so good….mmmmmmmmmm.

If you give these a go, please let me know. Rate it, post a comment, and tag a picture of your creation with #drrenata on Instagram I’d love to see your stuff! If you’re digging these recipes, come on by and connect with me on Instagram to get the latest one.

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With Love,

Dr. Renata xo

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