I personally prefer making my own bars when I have the time versus buying the store bought one’s. Because it allows me to control how much sugar is put into them, what type of ingredients I put in them, as well as mixing it up every week so I don’t get bored. Have you ever tried making your own?
I like to make a big batch of these during my meal prep Sunday, so I have a quick snack during the work week. I sometimes will freeze 1/2 the batch for a week I don’t have time to meal prep.
What you will need to make these bars:
- Dates soaked
- Spouted GF oats
- Chia seeds
- Nut/seed butter of your choice
- Vanilla extract
- Goji berries
- Sea salt
- Filtered water
- Optional add in: Unflavored collegen peptides
You are going to either use a food processor or a high powered blender and blend your dates and vanilla extract. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and process until you get desired consistency. Then add to an 8×8 baking dish lined with parchment paper, press down with your hands to create an even layer, and freeze for up to an hour. Once done freezing, with a sharp knife cut into your bars, drizzle with some cacao coconut butter.
No Bake Granola Bars
- 7 dates soaked in hot water
- 1 1/2 cups sprouted gluten free oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup Almond butter or any nut butter of your choosing
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1/4 cup mulberries
- Pinch of Celtic sea salt
- 4 scoops Vital Proteins unflavored collagen peptides Optional
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- In a high powered blender or food processor, blend your dates and vanilla with a little bit of water you soaked them in.
- Add almond butter, oats, chia seeds, flaxseed meal, salt and blend scraping down sides throughout.
- Fold in goji berries and mulberries. Add to a lined 8x8 or smaller baking pan and press down with your fingers.
- Freeze one hour and then drizzle melted cacao coconut butter on top.
- Cut into granola bars and store in freezer.