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Almond Butter Date Pepita Granola Bars Recipe

These almond butter date pepita granola bars are a healthy homemade snack recipe that you’re going to fall in love with. They’re naturally sweetened with toasted oats, coconut, and pepitas and make for one of the best granola bars I have ever had!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular or quick cooking rolled oats toasted
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut toasted
  • 1/2 cup pepitas toasted (can use almonds or macadamia nuts instead)
  • 12 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Spread oats, coconut flakes and pepitas on the baking sheet, and bake for 5-8 minutes, until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Line the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper, allowing a few excess inches of parchment to extend past the sides of the dish.
  • Process the dates and pineapple in a food processor and process until finely chopped and it begins to form a ball. Transfer to a medium bowl; add the oats, and pepitas, stir to combine.
  • Combine the almond butter, honey and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Pour the almond butter mixture over the date mixture and stir well. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with a piece of plastic wrap, and press onto the surface of the mixture. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  • Using parchment paper, remove the frozen mixture from the baking dish, cut into 12 bars.
  • Store in the refrigerator, good for 2 weeks.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from 100% Real

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 17mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g