Nutty Granola Bars #SundaySupper

Nutty Granola Bars

Healthy eating is a part of life for me. It’s how I live every single day. My countertops and refrigerators are loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables. I rely on oatmeal for breakfast and lean protein and salads for dinner. I actually look forward to these foods. I crave them just like a lot of people crave fast food and decadent desserts.

I still love eating the occasional giant slice of pie or cake. My day doesn’t feel complete without at least a small portion of candy, even if it’s just a couple Starburst. Life doesn’t have to be about deprivation, only moderation. At least that’s what I believe.

Nutty Granola Bars

But eating healthy can sometimes get boring. How many ways are there to make a bowl of oatmeal exciting? After awhile they all taste the same. The premise holds for salads. Sure toppings and dressings can be switched up, but sometimes a salad is just a salad.

So I try to get creative in the kitchen, especially when it comes to breakfast bars. I have made my fair share of granola bars here on the blog. These Fruity Pebbles ones are some of my favorites. But I really have never made anything like these. They are sure to make breakfast or snack time much more exciting and keep things super healthy for the New Year.

Nutty Granola Bars

They are so nutty with coconut, almond butter, and walnuts. Plus the Rice Krispies add an amazing texture. You’ll crave healthy food too if you whip up these no bake, gluten free treats!

Nutty Granola Bars

Nutty Granola Bars #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Ingredients

¼ cup olive oil

½ cup almond butter (I really like the maple flavored ones)

¼ cup honey

2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 ½ cups quick cooking oats (gluten free, if necessary)

1 cup Rice Krispies (gluten free)

½ cup walnuts

¼ cup unsweetened flaked coconut

2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine oil, almond butter, and honey. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave for an additional minute. The mixture should be bubbling. If it is not, microwave for an additional minute.

Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the oats, Rice Krispies, walnuts, coconut, and chia seeds. Stir until fully combined and coated with the honey mixture.

Pour into the prepared pan and smooth into an even layer. Refrigerate until firm. About 2 hours. Cut into bars. Bars may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or frozen wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour or in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Notes

Additional chilling time is necessary

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Comments

  1. T.R. says:

    Thank you for sharing this! I love the use of almond butter. I definitely want to make this for a snack that I take to work.

  2. Renee says:

    These bars would make a great breakfast or afternoon snack. I like all the flavors in them.

  3. Katie says:

    I totally want these for a breakfast or snack…they sound fabulous!

  4. Joanne says:

    These are such a fun healthy snack! I love how chock full of nuts they are…perfect for keeping you full for longer!

  5. Nicole says:

    Now I would love one of those right this second with my coffee. I love how healthy they are!!

  6. Homemade Granola bars are the best!

  7. Sarah says:

    Granola bars are so yummy, great that they can be healthy too

  8. I have been wanting to make my own granola bars but have just never gotten around to it. Now I know I need to get it done. These sound wonderful!

  9. Oh yum!! These sound just amazing! What a fun twist on rice krispy treats – so much healthier and filling!

  10. Shaina says:

    Sounds delicious! Homemade granola bars are the best.

  11. I’m nuts about nuts! Everything about this recipe makes me smile! On my bucket list –hopefully very soon!

  12. I love oatmeal bars! These look delicious!

  13. Sounds like a great snack option to me!

  14. Bravo, Laura to your discipline and ability to moderate in all things…Your granola bars look grrrrrreat! As almond butter is now one of my favorite foods, your mention of the maple flavor infusion is intriguing. Thank you for the recipe =)

  15. I love trying different kinds of granola bars. These sound so good with the crunchy nuts and seeds!

  16. These Granola Bars looks amazing and I know my whole family would love them!

  17. Ala says:

    Ohhh, good on you! I’ve been waiting for a rice krispies recipe that doesn’t use marshmallows–totally saving this one for the books! I even have a box of cereal waiting to be used… 😉 happy 2015, Laura dear!

  18. these look like granola bars that I would love to make over and over again. I hear you about moderation. I’d love to moderate my way through a batch of these!

  19. I am such a HUGE fan of granola bars. So you’ve definitely made my day with this post

  20. these granola bars are so great! Almond butter is the best and this is totally my kind of healthy eating!

  21. these look PERFECT!

  22. Everything inside these granola bars sounds delicious! :)

  23. Sometimes healthy eating is boring but there is noting boring about these Nutty Granola Bars!! Love them!

  24. I love making my own snack bars.. so this recipe is ideal for me. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  25. Yum! These look so good!

  26. WholeYum says:

    Looks like a great recipe!! trying this!!

  27. Christie - says:

    These sound amazing. I love the addition of coconut. It is a weakness of mine.

  28. These look so wonderful! I love, absolutely love, putting Rice Krispies in a granola bar. It makes it feel almost decadent while adding only a few calories. And the crunch factor it gives is just awesome. I would be all over these!

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