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Nut Free Chewy Granola Bars

These nut free homemade granola bars are delicious and chewy with just the right amount of sweet. Perfect for kids with nut allergies!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chewy, dairy free, granola bars, homemade, nut free, Oats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Refrigerate 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 135kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats quick or rolled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds pepitas
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries optional
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine oats, salt and cinnamon.
  • In small saucepan, combine honey and coconut oil. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Turn the heat off and stir in the vanilla.
  • Pour honey mixture into the oats and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in pepitas and dried cranberries if adding. Once the mixture has cooled slightly, add in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon mixture into your parchment lined pan and spread evenly. Spray a small amount of cooking spray onto your hands and press the mixture firmly into the pan so that it stays together.
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove the bars with the parchment paper and cut into 12 even bars. Enjoy!

Notes

Original Nut-Free Granola Bar Recipe (Baked)
  • 2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, raw
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg