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Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars Recipe: The only recipe for granola bars you’ll ever need. Easy, delicious and customizable portable snack or breakfast treat packed with nutrients and flavor! It makes a great homemade Christmas gift as well!

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Delicious Composition with Walnuts, Cinnamon and Other Ingredients on the Table

 

I’ve made these granola bars as a homemade birthday gift for my mother-in-law. They came out Christmas-inspired, since her birthday is in December and I wanted to use pomegranate seeds. If you are looking for granola bar recipe that is actually healthy, easy and delicious, look no more. They are everything you expect perfect granola bars to be: healthy, nutritious, chewy, easy to make, adjustable to your favorite ingredients, and very delicious. In fact, I’m going to make a second batch just for myself today.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Incredible Composition with Pomegranate, Cinnamon and Other Ingredients

 

As many of you know, I’m heavily pregnant at the moment and there are less than 3 weeks left until we finally meet our baby. We couldn’t be more excited about it! I don’t have weird pregnancy cravings like pickles with ice cream or donuts with ketchup but I do get munchy for snacks and sweets throughout the day.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars Stacked on Top of Each Other

 

These healthy granola bars are a perfect solution, since they are portable and satisfy my sweet tooth while being packed by nutrients and flavor! Whether you are pregnant or not, these granola bars are ideal snacks or quick breakfast treat. I can imagine them being a great  snack for kids for literally any occasion.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Packed and Ready to be Given Away to Family and Friends

 

Besides, once you make them, they will be always at hand, since you can store them in the fridge for up to a month (if you don’t use pomegranate seeds. If you do, then the storage time will shorten to 10-14 days, but still!). I wouldn’t be able to store them for so long though, because I’m pretty sure they would be gone in a couple of days.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Closeup with Lots of Treats Ready to Be Given Away

 

If you are looking for an easy last-minute homemade food gift for your loved ones, these healthy granola bars is a perfect option. I know, it’s all about cookies and chocolate this time of the year, but I’m sure that people who try to eat healthier would appreciate a gift like that.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - in Line Waiting Their Turn to Get Pretty

 

How to Make Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

As I mentioned, these granola bars are customizable to your favorite grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits or berries and sweeteners, so feel free to adjust them to your taste. I used old-fashioned rolled oats, goji berries, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, walnuts and cinnamon as a dry base.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Ingredients with Delicious Honey in the Center

 

You’ll need a liquid mixture to hold it all together and to sweeten your future granola bars. You can use maple syrup or honey as a sweetener, and a mixture of dates and liquid coconut oil as a binding agent.

I recommend you to quickly toast nuts, oats and pumpkin seeds on the stove for a couple of minutes before using them to bring out the flavor. Mix them well with the rest of the dry ingredients. Blend pitted dates, maple syrup or honey and liquid coconut oil until smooth. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and add pomegranate seeds (if using).

Line a 26 x 17 cm (7 x 10.5 inches) or similar size baking pan with parchment paper and gently spread the mixture evenly across bottom. Press it down very firmly using the base of a glass. Chill the mixture in the freezer for at least 40 minutes, better 60 minutes until firm.

 

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Ready for Assembling and Presenting to the Guests

 

Lift the parchment paper and adjust the shape of the edges to your liking. Put into 12 bars with a sharp knife. If you want to give them as gifts: Wrap each bar in a parchment paper strip and decorate with a stripped string. Enjoy!

So, here is the recipe for my healthy chewy no-bake granola bars that you will fall in love with!

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars - Delicious Composition with Walnuts, Cinnamon and Other Ingredients on the Table
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Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars

Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars Recipe: The only recipe for granola bars you'll ever need. Easy, delicious and customizable snack or breakfast treat packed with nutrients and flavor! It makes a great homemade Christmas gift as well!
Course Snack
Cuisine American, European
Keyword granola bars, healthy breakfast, healthy granola recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 131kcal

Ingredients

  • 140 grams or 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 60 grams or ½ cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 40 grams or 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 40 grams or 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 40 grams or 1/3 cup Goji berries
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 10 soft dates pitted
  • 4 tablespoons honey , liquid (or maple syrup for a vegan version)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 50 grams or 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Toast rolled oats, roughly chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix them well with chia seeds, goji berries and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Blend pitted dates, maple syrup or honey and liquid coconut oil until smooth. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and add pomegranate seeds.
  • Line a 17 x 26 cm (6 x 10 inches) or similar size baking pan with parchment paper and gently spread the mixture evenly across bottom. Press it down very firmly using the base of a glass. Chill the mixture in the freezer for at least 40 minutes, better 60 minutes until firm.
  • Lift the parchment paper and adjust the shape of the edges to your liking. Put into 12 bars with a sharp knife. If you want to give them as gifts: Wrap each bar in a parchment paper strip and decorate with a stripped string. Enjoy!

Notes

If you want to give these bars as gifts, wrap each bar in a parchment paper strip and decorate with a stripped string. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Helena

Monday 6th of May 2019

I think I found my new favorite granola bars recipe! It looks absolutely amazing - easy and delicious. Thank you!

Elena Szeliga

Monday 6th of May 2019

So glad you like the recipe Helena!

Sarah Wood

Monday 9th of January 2017

These are so yummy, but mine fell apart. Followed the instructions, froze them for an hour. Not sure why?? Any ideas????

Elena Szeliga

Monday 9th of January 2017

Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you tried to make them! I think the problem is that they are not pressed well. I had the same with my first batch. I would put everything back in the backing pan, cover with a plastic wrap or parchment paper and press really well with a base of a glass. You can also use a matching board to press it more evenly. You can also keep them longer in the freezer, maybe 30-40 minutes more. Hope it helps!

Sasha @ Eat Love Eat

Thursday 29th of December 2016

These are stunning Elena! I love the addition of pomegranate seeds and your styling is really pretty :)

Elena Szeliga

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Thank you so much, Sasha! :)

Amanda Mason

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Wow - just WOW! Absolutely beautiful!! I'm so making these!

Elena Szeliga

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

So glad you like them, Amanda! :)

Laurel

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Love the winter ingredients in these bars! Can't wait to give them a try. They are GORGEOUS.

Elena Szeliga

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

Thank you, Laurel! So glad you like my bars!

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Elena Szeliga is the founder of Happy Kitchen.Rocks, where she shares delicious and healthy vegetarian and vegan food, from weeknight dinners to veganized classics and gourmet appetizers. Her recipes have been featured at Better Homes & Gardens, BuzzFeed, Country Living, The Kitchn and Reader’s Digest. Her mission is to help cook easy vegetarian and vegan meals with simple and fresh ingredients. Read more about Elena.

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