Every time I find myself in the grocery store looking for a snack, I venture over to the granola bars to see which looks best and is still healthy. After carefully browsing the aisles and reading labels for fifteen minutes, I always find that most of these bars seem healthy, but in reality they are packed with sugar, additives, and lack healthy fats.

I went on a quest to create a granola bar that would taste good, be good for you, and that everyone could make. This recipe leaves you with a granola bar that is full of vitamins and minerals, has plenty of good fats and protein, is low in sugar, and (most importantly) tastes amazing.

Grain-Free Granola Bars

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:8
  • Easy


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
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  • Step 1

    Pulse the almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds in a food processor.

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  • Step 2

    Put the almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl and add the shredded coconut, cinnamon, and salt to the mix.

  • Step 3

    Heat the almond butter, coconut oil, honey, and vanilla until it is melted and fully mixed.

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  • Step 4

    Pour the hot mix into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough-like texture is formed.

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  • Step 5

    Mix in the chocolate chips.

  • Step 6

    Put the mixture into an 8x8 inch pan that is lined with parchment paper.

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  • Step 7

    Take another sheet of parchment paper and place it on top of the granola. Take a mason jar or glass and press down on the parchment paper so the top of the granola bars are flat and smooth.

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  • Step 8

    Refrigerate the bars for an hour and then cut them.

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