These no-bake berry granola bars are perfect for a yummy snack– no oven required!
No-Bake Berry Granola Bars
Homemade granola bars are my ideal snack– easy, good for you, a good source of fiber and protein, delicious… It’s even better when there’s no baking involved, because it means I get to eat them sooner!
Hearty oats and the protein from cashew butter make these bars nice and filling, and the dried berries add just the right amount of fruity sweetness. They are also made with pure maple syrup, so they’re free of refined sugar (be sure to check that your dried fruit has no extra sugar added!).
Chewy and delicious, you can’t go wrong with these granola bars for a healthy snack!
- 2 cups oats, divided
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup cashew butter
- ¼ cup dried berries of choice (I used cranberries and blueberries)
- ¼ cup nuts and/or seeds of choice
- Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add 1 cup of the oats to a food processor and pulse until it forms a flour.
- Add the oat flour to a mixing bowl, along with the remaining cup of oats and the protein powder.
- In another bowl, combine the maple syrup and cashew butter until smooth. You may need to heat your cashew butter to a more stirrable consistency.
- Pour dry into wet and stir until everything is coated.
- Fold in the berries, nuts, and seeds.
- Press the mixture firmly into the pan and refrigerate or freeze until set before slicing. Keep stored in the fridge or freezer.
This recipe is gluten-free with the appropriate oats.
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- Currently Reading: Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
- I’ve been in a bit of a Jane Austen mood lately. I want to re-read all of the books and watch all of the (best) adaptations, and just bask in the Jane-ness… but who has the time? I’ll probably just stick to my favorites (Pride and Prejudice, and the miniseries with Colin Firth). But once that door is open, there’s a good chance that I’ll fall down the Jane rabbit hole anyway.
- The trouble I have with re-reading, though, is it always makes me feel a bit guilty. Even if I’m re-reading old favorites, it’s taking me away from things I haven’t read yet! There are so many books and so little time, and I’ve already ready you a lot, Jane! This is neurotic. 😉
- So, any Janeites here? Favorite book? Favorite heroine? And just for fun, how to tell if you are in a Jane Austen novel. 🙂
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