Vegan granola bars 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!
Almond Joy Oat Bran Granola Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 2 cups oat bran
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup chopped almonds
- ⅓ cup shredded coconut
- Melted chocolate, for drizzling and topping (1/3 cup chocolate chips+1 teaspoon coconut oil)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease an 8x8 or 9x9 pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate. Make sure the mixture is combined throughly and becomes thick and somewhat sticky. If the mixture is very dry, add a bit more maple syrup and peanut butter until it can be pressed together easily. Press the mixture into the greased pan evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. After cooling and cutting, drizzle with melted chocolate.
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