Vegan, sugar and oil-free granola bars... Super easy and you can easily swap ingredients if you need or want to. Sprinkle shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or flax seeds on top if you'd like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
3 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 28 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 squares
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place raisins in a food processor; pulse into a paste.

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  • Transfer raisin paste to a large bowl. Add oats and almonds.

  • Place banana in the food processor; blend into a puree.

  • Combine 1/4 cup banana puree, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until warmed through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water if mixture seems too thick. Pour over raisin mixture in the bowl and mix with your hands until combined.

  • Line a square baking dish with parchment paper. Press mixture into the baking dish. Brush remaining banana puree on top. Cover with plastic wrap.

  • Chill until firm, 8 hours to overnight. Cut into squares.

Cook's Notes:

Use black or golden raisins, as preferred.

Use another unsalted nut butter in place of the peanut butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

163 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 28.3g 9% DV; fat 4.8g 7% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 39.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2019
I was looking for a granola bar without any added sugar ( honey/corn syrup)when I came across this yummy recipe. Great as is. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2019
I was looking for a granola bar without any added sugar ( honey/corn syrup)when I came across this yummy recipe. Great as is. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2017
This is a must make staple if you're a raw vegan. Followed the recipe to a T and it turned out amazingly. My kids are the pickiest eaters and and they eat this up!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2020
These work so amazingly for a fruit-sweetened granola bar. I am happy to share with everyone knowing they are getting wholesome goodness with every bite. The flavor doesn’t quite match that of a sugar-made granola; but they are still delicious, and a definite new staple at our place. I made the recipe as directed, and they are just slightly crumbly, so I froze them, cut and bagged, and kept them in the freezer. I made a triple batch and pressed it in an 11x14 baking dish, so there were plenty to go around for a few weeks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2019
I made these exactly as written the water wasn't needed. I sprinkled a few coca nibs on the bars and dusted with coco powder as suggested by the submitter. When I reviewed this the measurement for the almonds was missing so I referred back to the original recipe it should read 1 cup. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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