RECIPE: No Bake (Healthy) Granola Bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup, maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Melted dark chocolate for drizzling, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with unbleached parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, or a stand mixer, add all the ingredients. Mix thoroughly until combined.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan. Place in the fridge until the mixture sets, about 3-4 hours. Cut into bars and serve. Cover leftovers and store them in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  4. If you’d like, drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted dark chocolate over the bars before you place them in the fridge.
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