When you need to go the extra mile, granola bars are your BFF. I grew up on Nature’s Valley bars thanks to my dad, but I wanted to see if we could make our own version using my favorite plant-based ingredients. Now this, my friend, is a rawkstar granola bar.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, almond meal or flour, almonds, maple syrup, raisins (if using), almond butter, chia seeds, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges. Let cool completely in the pan.
Cut into 8 rectangles. They will keep for about 1 week if wrapped well and stored in a cool place.
To make Nut-Free, remove almonds, increase oats to 2 cups, and replace almond butter with sunflower butter.We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.Nutrition Facts
Maple Almond Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.