Super-Seedy Granola Bars

Super-Seedy Granola Bars

These grab-and-go bars are packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats. Cover them with plastic wrap to store in the fridge or freezer for a quick, portable snack.


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Developed by Alexandra Caspero, MS, RD

Ingredients

  • [125 grams] 1½ cups quick-cooking oats
  • [55 grams] ½ cup sliced almonds
  • [35 grams] ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • [35 grams] 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • [40 grams] ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • [3 grams] 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • [3 grams] ½ teaspoon salt
  • [240 grams] 1 cup unsalted peanut butter
  • [170 grams] ½ cup (120 milliliters) honey
  • [4 grams] 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line a 9-by-9-inch square pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap with enough overhang for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract until very smooth.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and, using a wooden spoon, stir until evenly combined.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Using the back of a wooden spoon or an offset spatula, firmly press the mixture evenly into the pan.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.
  7. Gently lift the parchment or plastic overhang to remove from pan and slice into 16 bars.
  8. Enjoy immediately or wrap individual bars in plastic wrap or parchment paper and place in a freezer-safe bag to store in the fridge or freezer. Serves 16.

Cooking Notes

  • If using old-fashioned oats, pulse oats a few times in a food processor to break up the texture.
  • If using salted peanut butter, use only ¼ teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 bar (45 grams)

CALORIES 209; TOTAL FAT 13g; SAT. FAT 2g; CHOL. 0mg; SODIUM 77mg; CARB. 20g; FIBER 3g; SUGARS 11g; PROTEIN 7g; POTASSIUM N/A; PHOSPHORUS N/A

Note: Nutrition information for potassium and phosphorus in hemp seed not available.

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Alexandra Caspero
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for health and wellness. Alex is a nationally recognized nutritionist and appears regularly on TV, print and social media. She was most recently featured in Runner's World, Men's Health, Fitness, Shape Magazine & Vogue. As the campus dietitian, director of wellness and adjunct instructor at University of the Pacific, Alex teaches what she preaches. Through innovative programs and services, Alex inspires students to become their healthiest selves. Her blog, DelishKnowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple. Alex also dishes out delicious tips to her thousands of social media followers.


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