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No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Vegetarian & Gluten-Free)

February  3, 2022
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Photo by Elspeth Chalmers
  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • makes 16
Author Notes

These healthy, easy to make granola bars are my go-to weekday breakfast. Whip them up before you brew your coffee and they'll be ready for you when you're ready to take on the day.

These are accidentally gluten-free and swap the honey for maple syrup to make these vegan, too. —Elspeth Chalmers

What You'll Need
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup Thompson seedless raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1/3 cup flax meal
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt [If using any other type of salt, use half the amount recommended]
  • 1 1/4 cups smooth all-natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  1. Line a 3-4 qt baking dish with parchment paper, leaving about 1/2 inch handing over each side.
  2. Add the peanut butter and honey to a pan. Stir gently until combined. Set the stovetop to low and continue stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes. The peanut butter will soften and the mixture will thicken slightly. Remove from heat and let cool 1-2 minutes.
  3. While the honey mixture cools, add the oats, nuts, seeds and raisins to a blender. Blitz for 1-2 minutes on medium speed, until everything is in pieces. The pieces should be no larger than the size of 1/3 of an almond and no smaller than the size of an oat.
  4. Add the blended ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Then, add your cinnamon and salt. Mix the cooled honey-peanut butter mixture in with the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  5. Once mixed, transfer the mixture to your baking pan. Press the mixture down firmly using the back of the spoon into an even layer.
  6. Let the mixture cool in the fridge for about an hour before enjoying.

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