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Grab 'n Go Granola Bars

Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 squares
Author A Spicy Perspective/Whole Foods

Ingredients

  • 4 cups whole oats or 3 1/4 cups oats + 3/4 cup oat bran
  • 3/4 cup raw almonds whole or sliced
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or substitute coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Pour 1 1/2 cups oats in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
  • Place the ground and remaining whole oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, and dried fruit in a large bowl. Mix well. Line a large 13X18 inch rimmed baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • Place the brown sugar, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, and coconut oil in a sauce pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, stir well, then remove from heat immediately. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Then pour the mixture over the dry ingredients.
  • Mix well, so that all the dry ingredients are coated, then scoop the mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread the mixture out evenly. Use another sheet of wax paper to press down on the mixture until flat and packed. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set, then cut into squares. Wrap well, and store in the refrigerator, or in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

Option to bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown before refrigerating.