Healthy Date, Oat, and Nut Granola Bars

A healthy recipe for granola bars with dates, nuts, and seeds, no sugar added!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Sugar Free
Servings 10 -12 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats gluten free
  • 1 cup nuts (I use walnuts and almonds or whatever I have on hand!)
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 10-12 medjool dates seeds removed and chopped (10 large or 12 medium)
  • 4 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries chopped

Instructions
 

  • Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a food processor pulse the oats, nuts and seeds until a flour-like meal is formed. Add dates then add honey, tablespoon at a time until the mixture starts to clump together (you may noir need the full 4 tablespoons). Add in the vanilla and salt and pulse a few more times to combine. Stir in the chopped cherries.
  • Turn out the mixture onto the prepared baking dish and use parchment paper or a spatula to press the mixture into a flax, even surface. The bars should be 3/4-1 inch thick.
  • Bake for 20 minutes then let cool before cutting into preferred bar sizes.
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