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!
We've made these granola bars as a homemade birthday gift. They came out Christmas-inspired, we 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.
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!).
How to Make Healthy Chewy No Bake Granola Bars
As we 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.
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.
We 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).
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!