chewy apple peanut butter granola bars
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Chewy Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Breakfast/Snack
Servings:12

Simple, no-bake chewy apple peanut butter granola bars! Perfect as a snack or even for breakfast! Vegan and gluten free options!


Ingredients
  • 1 cup (100 grams) pecans roughly chopped
  • 1½ cup (150 grams) rolled oats or gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 cup (140 grams) medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup (75 grams) honey or agave nectar for vegan
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup (100 grams) dried apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Line a 20x20 cm (8x8 inches) baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, leaving the foil to extend up the sides. This will make it easier to remove the granola bars from the pan. Brush lightly with oil to prevent sticking.
  2. Spread the rolled oats and chopped pecans on a baking tray and toast them for 10 minutes, until they are slightly golden.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Process the dates in a food processor until they become a ball.
  5. Add the cinnamon powder, crushed dates and chopped dried apples to the oats mixture.
  6. In a small saucepan over low heat, warm the vanilla, honey, and peanut butter until runny.
  7. Pour over the dry mixture and mix well until everything is evenly coated and the dates are disperse throughout.
  8. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan and press down with a spatula or with your wet hands.
  9. Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours (better overnight).
  10. Remove the bars from the baking pan and cut into 12 even bars.
  11. Store the chewy apple peanut butter granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  12. Enjoy!
Notes

Prep time doesn't include 2 hours chilling time

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (52 g) — Calories: 191, Fat: 9.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Sodium: 24mg, Carbohydrates: 25.7g, Fiber: 3.6g, Sugar: 14.3g, Protein: 4.1g

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