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Chewy Homemade Granola Bars

Chewy Homemade Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Serves: 6-8 Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 loosely packed cup of pitted medjool dates (10 or so dates depending on their size)
  • 1 cup water
  • Add-Ins:
  • You can add anything you like- nuts, sunflower seeds, pepitas, dried fruit, (dairy-free) chocolate chips, nut butter, etc.

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

2

Soak the pitted dates in water for an hour or so to soften them up, then blend in a high-speed blender with 1 cup of water until smooth.

3

Add all of the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl, along with any add-ins you choose and mix together.

4

Next pour the date mixture into the bowl and stir until a dough forms.

5

Spoon the dough into the lined baking pan and use a spoon to flatten it until it's smooth and even.

6

Bake for 15 minutes, until the bars are firm and slightly golden.

7

Let cool completely in the pan, before cutting into bars.

8

Store in the fridge!

Notes

Add-ins for the two bars shown in the photo- Almond butter granola bars: add 1/4 cup almond butter Chocolate chip peanut butter granola bars: add 1/4 cup peanut butter and 1/4 cup chocolate chips

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