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These healthy, no-bake trail mix granola bars are a chewy, delicious, and nutritious make-ahead snack idea! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber.

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I am so excited to share this no-bake trail mix granola bar recipe with you today. It’s one of my favourite snack recipes I’ve made to date – I’ve been eating them all week!

As a dietitian, I always try to create snacks that are balanced in nutrition. Meaning – some complex carbohydrates for energy, balanced with sources of healthy fat, protein, and fiber to elongate your blood sugar curve and keep you feeling fuller for longer.

These healthy, homemade granola bars are packed with nutritious ingredients like nuts, seeds, oats, and dried fruit that provide that exact nutrition combination.

Nutrition aside, these bars are also super easy to make and there’s no need to turn on the oven! They’re meant to be made in advance, and keep well all week in the fridge. These granola bars are truly a perfect grab-and-go, meal prep snack idea!

This recipe is also vegan and can be made gluten-free by using certified gluten-free oats. If you’re curious about texture – these bars are on the “chewier” side, versus crunchy :).

I’d love to know if you try this one!

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Nutrition Benefits Of Homemade Granola Bars

Rolled oats provide a source of whole grain, complex carbohydrates rich in fiber. Oats are also an excellent source of micronutrients like:

  • manganese
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium
  • copper
  • iron
  • zinc
  • thiamin
  • folate
  • pantothenic acid

Nuts and seeds provide a source of heart-healthy fats, protein, and fiber, all of which help to keep you full and lessen any spikes in blood sugar.

While the nutrition profiles of nuts and seeds vary, they are generally good sources of micronutrients like:

  • vitamin E
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • copper
  • manganese
  • selenium
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Recipe Ingredients Needed

Recipe Modifications

Here are some ideas for how to modify this recipe. Just be sure to keep the ingredient proportions the same as the original!

  • swap almond butter with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • try different types of nuts, like walnuts, pistachios, or cashews
  • try raisins instead of dried cranberries

Another note – you can double up the portions of a single seed or nut. For instance:

  • if you only have pumpkin seeds, just use twice the amount in place of sunflower seeds (and vice versa)
  • if you only have almonds, replace the serving of pecans with the same amount of almonds (and vice versa)
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How To Make Granola Bars

Making these no-bake granola bars is super easy!

Start by lining a 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper that goes over the sides of the pan. This helps lift the bar mixture out later.

Then, mix together all the wet ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

Then, mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry to the wet and stir until the ingredients are well-combined and sticking together.

TIP: it’s a lot easier to pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of the wet ingredients, than the other way around! This helps prevent any loss of the wet ingredients and is all around less messy 🙂

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Once the ingredients are mixed together, transfer them into the parchment-lined baking pan.

Spread everything out with a spoon, then use something with a hard flat surface to REALLY push the ingredients down well. I like to use the back side of a rectangular glass storage container with a bit of parchment underneath.

Transfer the baking pan to the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours – or even better, overnight!

When ready, carefully pull the mixture out of the baking dish using the sides of parchment paper. Place on a cutting board, and use a sharp chef’s knife to cut into bars!

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How To Store Granola Bars

These bars will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Store them in an airtight container, with a piece of parchment between each layer (just fold or cut up the one you used to make the recipe).

If you’d like to freeze these bars, you can wrap them individually in parchment or wax paper, before transferring to a freezer-safe container or bag. Be sure to thaw before eating!

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These healthy, no-bake trail mix granola bars are a delicious and nutritious make-ahead snack idea! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and high in fiber.
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Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

Instructions

  • Start by lining an 8×8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper that goes over the sides of the pan. This helps to lift the bar mixture out later.
  • Then, mix together all the wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    TIP: make sure your almond butter is super soft + creamy. If it's too hard, soften it in the microwave first!
  • Then, mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir until they are well-combined and sticking together.
    TIP: it's a lot easier to pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of the wet ingredients, than the other way around! This helps prevent any loss of the wet ingredients and is all around less messy 🙂
  • Once the ingredients are mixed together, transfer them into the parchment-lined baking pan. Spread everything out with a spoon, then use something with a hard flat surface to REALLY push the ingredients down so they stick together well. I like to use the back side of a rectangular glass storage container with a bit of parchment underneath. Don't skip this step!
  • Transfer the baking pan to the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours – or even better, overnight
  • When ready, remove the baking pan from the fridge and carefully pull the mixture out of the baking dish using the sides of parchment paper. Place it on a cutting board and use a sharp chef's knife to cut into evenly-sized bars!

Notes

*Please do not change the amount of wet ingredients in this recipe – or else the bars will not stick together!
*STORAGE: These bars will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Store them in an airtight container, with a piece of parchment between each layer (just fold or cut up the one you used to make the recipe). If you’d like to freeze these bars, you can wrap them individually in parchment or wax paper, before transferring to a freezer-safe container or bag. Be sure to thaw before eating!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: Here are some ideas for how to modify this recipe. Just be sure to keep the ingredient proportions the same as the original!
  • swap almond butter with peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
  • try different types of nuts, like walnuts, pistachios, or cashews
  • try raisins instead of dried cranberries
 
Another note – you can double up the portions of a single seed or nut if needed. For instance:
  • if you only have pumpkin seeds, just use twice the amount in place of sunflower seeds (and vice versa)
  • if you only have almonds, replace the serving of pecans with the same amount of almonds (and vice versa)

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Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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