Almond Butter Granola Bars

[ 7 ] January 6, 2014 |

Almond Butter Granola Bars

This year, banish the boring or unhealthy snack. These almond butter granola bars are packed with natural ingredients. They will satisfy your craving for a good snack without blowing your calorie budget.

I love making homemade granola bars. They are easy to make and they don’t require too many steps.

Almond Butter Granola Bars

What’s your favorite granola bars recipe?

Almond Butter Granola Bars


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Almond Butter Granola Bars
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Serves: 8
  • 2 and ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick oats) ( gluten free)
  • 2 /3 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup honey or agave
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 8x8 square (or 9x9 inch) baking pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, almonds, coconut, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine honey or agave, brown sugar,and almond butter in a small saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally until almond butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. Pour over oat mixture and stir until evenly coated, Stir in dried cherries.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.
Marie Poulin
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Category: Gluten Free, Snacks, Sweets

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  1. I have never made homemade granola so this recipe is my favorite recipe. Now all that I have to do is get in the kitchen and bake!!

  2. Nothing boring about these granola bars. Just what I need to get started on my healthy eating month. :)

  3. Ali says:

    Made these tonight and they were AMAZING! The only problem I had though, which was somewhat of a big one…was the consistency when finished. They completely crumbled, but were not overcooked or anything. I made them in an 8×8 pan and thought they looked a little high before I put them in to bake but it was too late to change. Any suggestions to help hold them together? More honey maybe?

  4. Shelley says:

    I had the same problem with crumbling. I doubled the “sauce” and it worked great for my preschoolers!

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