No Bake Granola Bars

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted a recipe for No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars? Well today I have a similar recipe to share with you. These bars are the first treat I made since moving into our new place about a week ago. We're slowly but surely getting the place into order but my dear kitchen was first on the priority list. And in the past few days I've made J's baked granola bars and spelt blueberry muffins for him to take to work. It's so great to be in the kitchen again - you know how it is during the moving process. Everything is upside down, inside out.

Anyway, back to the recipe! These bars are gluten free (if using gf oats), vegan, semi raw, and packed with nutrition, plus they're not too sweet. They make a great afternoon snack. Just make sure to keep them in the fridge - don't take them out for a picnic on a hot summers day or they'll melt and fall apart. Another plus is that these are ridiculously easy to make!!!

If you want a grain free granola bar, try my other recipe. And not to worry if you can't do peanuts, simply use almond butter.

Feel free to use honey in place of the coconut nectar if you're not vegan. Agave or maple syrup would work great too. Any mixture of seeds will do. Hemp and/or sesame would be a great addition.

No Bake Granola Bars
Gluten free - vegan - semi raw

1 cup oats*
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup dark mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower
4 tablespoons ground flax seed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut nectar

Stir together all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Stir wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Combine the two mixtures together.
Press into a parchment paper lined 8x8" pan.
Chill in the fridge at least 4 hours.

*Make sure to use certified gluten free if you need them to be gluten free.

If you love peanut butter, be sure to check out my grain free peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe on Food and Yoga for Life if you haven't already.

And also in case you missed it, check out my cauliflower caesar dressing and cauliflower pizza crust recipes.

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