Healthy granola bar recipes with no sugar

Healthy granola bar recipes with no sugar

I don’t know about your people, but i loooove looking for healthy food recipes that are affordable and easy to make. I’m in constant search for healthy low-calorie food that is nutritious, tasty and keep me fed till my next meal (I become “dangerous” for people around when i am hungry, so i avoid any possibility that to happen, LOL). One of my recent “discoveries” are delicious and healthy granola bar recipes. I realized that exploring “cuisine” area can be equally funny as exploring some foreign country or city! Some recipes i look for online or i simply invent it (you don’t need a chef “degree” to cook decently) such as healthy smoothie recipes that are delicious.

Thanks to my busy schedule the last thing i need is to spend 2-3 hours in the kitchen just to make some food that will end up in the fridge for the next few days! That is why i started to cook more often vegetarian or vegan food. Preparing it doesn’t require a lot of time and i have noticed that it has a lot of positive effects on my body and health. Recently, i discovered granola bars as the first salvation and best snack whenever i am hungry like a wolf.

Healthy granola bar recipes

Granola bars are very tasty, healthy and nutritious. I usually prepare a larger quantity in advance. I like the fact that i have control over the ingredients and calories. That is way better than buying unhealthy staff in the local market. Healthy granola bar recipes that you can find in the next lines are very light, do not require a lot of time in preparation. They are also perfect for vegans and vegetarians. So, let’s get to work!

1.Vegan and healthy granola bars with dry plums and bananas. 

Ingrediants: 7 dried plums (without seeds), 2 ripe bananas,1 cup of oat flakes, 1 cup of oat flour, 1 cup of apple juice or pear juice, 1 cup of mixed walnuts and hazelnuts, 30 g honey, 1 teaspoon of flax seeds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Method: Dip plums in boiling water for about half an hour until they soften. Mix the walnuts and hazelnuts, but also leave some bigger pieces of it just for the look. If you wish to mill the dry nuts completely you can do it, i use NutriBulletPRO 900 for that purposes, coz it blends even the hardest pieces nicely. Softened dry plums cut with a knife into small pieces or blend it. Bananas and apple juice blend into the blender.

Mix now all the ingredients well so that the mixture is neither too thick nor too rare. Put the mixture into baking pan in which you previously put the parchment paper and level the mixture nicely. Bake at 220 Celsius for about 30 min. If you are not sure if it is well baked, insert a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean then it is properly baked. Take it out from the oven and let it cool down for a few hours.

2. Granola bar recipe with apples and cranberries.

The next healthy granola bar recipe without sugar is a granola bar with apples and cranberries.

Ingredients: You will need two large apples, 2 cups of cranberries, 2 cups of oat flakes, 1 cup of apple juice, 1 cup of sesame seeds, 1 cup of coconut powder, 3 tbsp of honey, 1 cup of dry nuts of your choice (i put the peanuts because i love them).

Blend apple with apple juice into your blender. Mix the dry nuts, but not perfect, let larger pieces remain because it looks prettier. Put oatmeal, sesame seeds, coconut powder, dry nuts and honey into a large bowl and mix all together. Add cranberries and blended apples. If you feel that the mass is too thick, you can add some extra apple juice.

Put the mass in the baking pan and level it nicely. Bake for about half an hour at 180 Celsisus degrees or longer (you know your oven better). Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few hours, after which you can cut into a rectangle shape.

healthy granola bar recipes

3. Pumpkin granola bar recipe

Another healthy granola bar recipe that i have created is a granola bar with pumpkin and dry nuts.

Ingredients: You need 2 cups of mashed pumpkin, 1 banana, 2 cups of oat flakes, 1 cup of dry nuts or any other nuts of your choice, 1 cup of coconut powder, 1 cup of wheat flakes, 1 spoon of flax, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 3 tablespoons of honey.

Method: Blend the pumpkin and banana with a little water or some fruit juice (sugar-free) into your blender.

Soften the wheat flakes in warm water, add oats flakes to them and mix with other ingredients. Put in a baking pan in which you have previously put the baking paper (don’t forget to cover walls of the pan as well) and level the mixture with the spatula. Bake it for about 30 minutes on 220 C temperature. You can even leave them in the switched off oven to dry nicely, and then cut them off.

Next time when you feel hungry or you need an energy boost before going to gym take a granola bar according to this recipes. You will feel energized and still you enjoy a great snack! Boun apetito!

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