Granola bars are a delicious and filling snack to have on hand; however, buying them from the store can add up. Fortunately, making your own granola bars is actually quite simple and fun! You can adjust the ingredients to your taste preferences and dietary needs. Plus, it’s so much less waste without all of the packaging! Convinced that you should be making your own snack bars? Here are 12 delicious plant-based granola bar recipes to try!
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1. Trail Mix Granola Bars
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The consistency of these Trail Mix Granola Bars by Ashley Smyczek are chewy, sweet without being filled with processed sugars, and most of all, they were easy to make! Kids will love them, as will adults. They’re a great nutritious and delicious snack for everyone.
2. No-Bake Apricot Almond Granola Bars
Chewy, soft, and deliciously sweet, these Gluten-Free and Vegan No-Bake Apricot Almond Granola Bars by Sabrina Estafo are a quick, easy, and satisfying snack or treat! You can even take them on the go for workouts or lunches. These granola bars are gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, clean-eating, and totally suitable for anytime of the day!
3. Homemade Granola Bars
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These Homemade Granola Bars by Tara Sunshine are way lower in sugar than most store-bought versions. They are also loaded with healthy fats, fibre, and plant-based protein! Now you can fill the house with the wonderful aroma of fresh baked granola and have some deliciously nutritious portable treats too! This recipe is for cherry almond granola bars, but feel free to play around with the flavors. You can replace the cherries, almond butter and almond extract with: dried blueberries, tahini, and pure vanilla extract; raisins, peanut butter, and pure vanilla extract; dried strawberries, peanut butter, and pure vanilla extract. Or try another flavor combo that sounds good to you! These homemade cherry almond granola bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, or frozen for longer. Enjoy!
4. Pumpkin Granola Bars
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These wholesome Vegan Pumpkin Granola Bars by Vicky Coates are easy to make & are the perfect low carb snack for on the go or breakfast. They’re soft, chewy, and made with wholesome grain free, gluten-free, paleo, and keto-friendly ingredients. You could of course use homemade granola instead. Of course, the pumpkin puree is the start of the show! It is THE autumn ingredient. Mix with granola, nut butter, almonds, salt, coconut oil, vanilla, and sweetener for delicious Vegan Pumpkin Granola Bars!
5. Spice Spice Granola Bars
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These Spice Spice Granola Bars by Spice Spice Baby, Kanchan Koya PhD are full of both nutrition and flavor! The recipe calls to include all your favorite granola bar fillings, and you can get creative with how you cut the shapes of these delicious snacks!
6. Chewy Granola Bars
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These Chewy Granola Bars by Taryn Fitz-Gerald are bursting at the seams with fiber, vitamin E, folic acid, niacin, pyridoxine, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, selenium, copper, omega 3’s, tryptophan, potassium, biotin, antioxidants, flavonoids, minerals, pectin, riboflavin, vitamin k, protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Phew! What a mouthful! Now that’s a lot of goodness crammed into 20 or so little bars!
7. Chocolate Tahini Granola Bars
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These Chocolate Tahini Granola Bars by Vicky Coates are bound to be your new favourite sweet treat! A crumbly sweet granola oat base, a creamy and chocolatey layer in the middle and added oaty goodness on top makes these bars pure heaven with none of the artificial ingredients or reﬁned sugars you may ﬁnd in shop-bought snacks. These bars make a great no-bake recipe, that are quick and easy to prepare and can be created using simple ingredients you’re likely to have in your cupboard.
8. Raw Superfood Granola Bars
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Hemp seeds are super healthy – they have all 20 amino acids, easily digestible protein, essential fatty acid, and are a great source of Omega-6 and Omega-3. These Raw Superfood Granola Bars by Nikki and Zuzana are vegan, raw, tasty, and oh-so-delicious, they are top-notch for satisfying your hunger!
9. Chocolate Chip Almond Sea Salt Granola Bars
10. Almond Joy Oat Bran Granola Bars
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Vegan Almond Joy Oat Bran Granola Bars by Abby Thompson with a twist! Oats are replaced with oat bran, and coconut and almonds are a welcome addition to these granola bars. As far as the mix-ins go, most everything can be swapped out for whatever you have on had, just make sure you keep the peanut butter and maple syrup in so they hold together after baking!
11. Oat and Hazelnut Banana Granola Bars
These Oat and Hazelnut Banana Granola Bars by Attila Hildmann are perfect for an on-the-go snack. The crunchy hazelnuts paired with dark chocolate make for a heavenly treat that won’t pack on the calories. Easily substitute dried bananas for your favorite dried fruit for fun variations.
12. Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars
These Nutty Tropical Fruit Granola Bars by Tori Cooper are a small glimpse into paradise. Young coconut meat, pineapple, pistachios, and orange juice all rolled into oats and shaped into bars. Fruity and delicious!
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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