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Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars

May 15, 2013
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

This bar can be whatever you want it to be. Add different kinds of dried fruits, different nuts, or different nut butters. It's all good. Mix, wrap, and enjoy! —Gena Hamshaw

  • Prep time 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or brown rice syrup (increase based on how well things stick together)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (adjust based on which nut butter you use)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Mix oats, pumpkin seeds, and raisins in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together nut butter, sweetener, and sea salt. Pour into oat mixture, and mix well, till everything is sticky and combined. If it’s too dry, add a bit more agave.
  3. Press mixture into a shallow baking dish that you’ve lined with foil or saran wrap. Cover with more foil/saran, press well into the baking dish, and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bar shapes, wrap, and keep refrigerated till ready to use. They will last two weeks in the fridge.

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Gena is a registered dietitian, recipe developer, and food blogger. She's the author of three cookbooks, including Power Plates (2017) and Food52 Vegan (2015). She enjoys cooking vegetables, making bread, and challenging herself with vegan baking projects.