Dessert

Chocolate Almond Butter Granola Bars

Attention all chocolate lovers: These crunchy granola bars pack in tons of chocolate favor, plus whole-grain oats and almond butter keep you satisfied long after snack time.

Fiber-Rich Oats

Loaded with dietary fiber, rolled oats aid in healthy digestion and in keeping you full for longer. They also contain a form of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which has been found to lower total blood cholesterol.

Traditional Flahavan’s Irish rolled oats combined with almond butter and a few pantry staples are all it takes to make your own clean granola bars.

Servings
12 bars
Prep Time
15 min
Duration
55 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal (rolled oats) 
  • ¾ cup chopped raw unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseeds  
  • 1¼ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt    
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg  
  • 1/4 cup MaraNatha Organic Roasted Almond Butter, Creamy  
  • 1/4 cup NOW Real Food Organic Coconut Sugar 
  • 1/4 cup raw honey    
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract   
  • 1/3 cup (1½ oz) chopped dark chocolate  

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment and mist with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place oats and almonds on a small baking sheet and bake, stirring once, until nuts are lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; to bowl, add flaxseeds, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine almond butter, coconut sugar, and honey. Bring to a simmer on medium, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined. Let cool for 5 minutes. Scrape into prepared baking dish and press down firmly with a rubber spatula.
  4. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool in baking dish for 1 hour. Cut into 12 bars.
  5. In a heat-proof bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate over bars. Let chocolate cool before serving.

Related: Grain-Free Nut & Seed Granola

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bar
  • Calories 192
  • Carbohydrate Content 25 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 3.5 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 84 mg
  • Sugar Content 12.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 4.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2.5 g