Soft & Chewy Baked Granola Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.7
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 27.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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Introduction

Dense, chewy, soft, doughy, seedy, hearty, protein-and-fiber-packed granola bars, sweetened naturally with dates! Try them spread with nut or seed butter for a fun treat, or enjoy them plain. (Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, refined-sugar-free, soy-free) Dense, chewy, soft, doughy, seedy, hearty, protein-and-fiber-packed granola bars, sweetened naturally with dates! Try them spread with nut or seed butter for a fun treat, or enjoy them plain. (Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, oil-free, refined-sugar-free, soy-free)
Number of Servings: 20

Ingredients

    3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats, ground into a flour
    3/4 cup packed pitted Medjool dates (approx 20 dates)
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup chia seeds
    1/4 cup, raw sunflower seeds
    1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
    1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt

Directions

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Preheat oven to 325* Fahrenheit, and line a 9-inch square pan with two pieces of parchment paper, one going each way. Add rolled oats into a high-speed blender. Blend on highest speed until a fine flour forms. Add oat flour into a large bowl. Add water and pitted dates into a blender. Allow the dates to soak for 30 minutes if they are a bit firm or your blender has a hard time blending dates smooth. Once they are soft, blend the dates and water until super smooth. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl with the oat flour and stir until well combined. (Batter will be thick). Scoop the mixture into the pan and spread it out with a spatula as evenly as possible. You can use lightly wet hands to smooth it down if necessary. Bake at 325*F for about 23-25 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, and then lift it out and transfer it to a cooling rack for another 5-10 minutes. Slice and enjoy! (Can freeze leftovers to preserve freshness).

Serving Size: Yields 16-20 bars

Number of Servings: 20.0

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ATOTHEU.

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