Breakfast granola bar

Gluten Free Low Sodium

These granola bars are a great way to start off your day! They provide your body with protein, carbohydrate and fat to keep you full and energized until lunchtime.

Ingredients

parchment paper
1 cup dates
1 1/2 cups quick 1-minute oats (You can also use steel cut oats.)
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions

  1. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place dates in a food processor or blender. Blend until a dough-like consistency forms.
  3. In a large bowl, combine dates, oats, walnuts, raisins and chocolate. Set aside.
  4. In a small pan, warm honey and peanut butter over low heat. Stir. Once peanut butter has melted, pour mixture over date mixture (made in step 3) and stir until well-combined.
  5. Transfer mixture into prepared pan. Press firmly until mixture is evenly flattened. Cover pan and place in the refrigerator to chill for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Remove pan from refrigerator and cut into 9 bars. Store bars in an air-tight container at room temperature. Bars will stay fresh for several days.

Makes 9 servings

Recipe contains: tree nuts, peanuts

Carb choices per serving: 2 1/2

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 02/13/2017
Last Reviewed: 02/13/2017

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You can also use almonds, pecans or peanuts instead of walnuts.*

breakfast granola bar nutrition label