Earl Grey Granola Bars

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, GF-adaptable} Combine tea time and snack time with sweet and healthy Earl Grey granola bars! Easy and no-bake, they're a uniquely-flavored twist for a classic snacking favorite.
Combine tea time and snack time with sweet and healthy Earl Grey granola bars! Easy and no-bake, they’re a uniquely-flavored twist for a classic snacking favorite.

{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, GF-adaptable} Combine tea time and snack time with sweet and healthy Earl Grey granola bars! Easy and no-bake, they're a uniquely-flavored twist for a classic snacking favorite.

Earl Grey Granola Bars

Cooler autumn weather is a tough one for me. On the one hand, I am always cold– even in the summer– so there comes a point in the fall when I really start to believe that I will never be warm again.

On the other hand, there is nothing cozier than a thick sweater and a hot cup of tea on a crisp autumn day!

I’m a tea enthusiast in general, but I’m an Earl Grey girl at heart, and I never miss an opportunity to use it in my snacks and baked goods. Tea leaves are an easy and unexpected way to bring new life to old favorites, and because you can use the tea bags you have lying around, it won’t destroy your budget!

Chewy and sweet, with a pleasant and subtle hint of Earl Grey tea, these granola bars are a fun way to shake up your usual snack routine.


Earl Grey Granola Bars

Yield: 8-10 granola bars

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cashew or almond butter
  • ½ cup honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup more oats, and/or crisp rice cereal
  • 1 Earl Grey teabag
  • 2-4 tablespoons white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x5 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir the nut butter and honey/syrup together until smooth.
  3. In a food processor, grind 2 cups of oats into flour.
  4. Add the oat flour and additional oats/crisp rice cereal to the mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  5. Split open the teabag and fold in the leaves.
  6. Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan, then press the white chocolate chips into the top.
  7. Freeze until set before slicing. Keep stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

This recipe is vegan with maple syrup and the appropriate white chocolate chips.

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{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, GF-adaptable} Combine tea time and snack time with sweet and healthy Earl Grey granola bars! Easy and no-bake, they're a uniquely-flavored twist for a classic snacking favorite.

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{Healthy, Low Calorie, Vegan, GF-adaptable} Combine tea time and snack time with sweet and healthy Earl Grey granola bars! Easy and no-bake, they're a uniquely-flavored twist for a classic snacking favorite.

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47 comments

  1. kimmythevegan says:

    These are such great sounding bars Courtney. I love the white chocolate chips especially – I’ll have to track down some vegan ones.
    I wonder if this would work with other flavours of tea…

    • Courtney says:

      Hi, Michelle–
      I just split the teabag open and dump the leaves in, but if your leaves are bigger, you can always try running them through the food processor along with the oats!
      I hope you like them!

  2. Teresa says:

    This sounds amazing, and I thinking it would work well as a homemade gift too. I’m going to try these. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  3. Marla says:

    Hi Courtney,
    I have never heard of Earl Grey tea before but these snack bars sure sound healthy and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

    • Courtney says:

      I’ve really wanted to try this recipe with toffee or cinnamon chips but I haven’t yet– I’d love to know what you think if you do! It’s funny because I’m not a huge white chocolate fan either. 😉

  4. Megan says:

    My baking skills are lackluster at best, but even if they were 40% better I still would not have considered tea for baking! Very very clever!Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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