Making your own granola bar could not be simpler than this recipe because it only requires mixing together a few wholesome ingredients and it’s absolutely delicious and healthy. I made this batch about a week ago and it’s become a fulfilling and portable snack when I’m not ready to fix a full meal. The end results are sweet and both crunchy and soft.
You will need a food processor or blender handy to turn pitted dates into a sticky substance to hold the raw ingredients together into a bar form. The combination of other ingredients suggested in this recipe are optional, however I used them all to form a flavor packed raw vegan snack.
My advice is to soak the raw nuts and seeds in water overnight and allow time for them dry, making digestion easier. Also, parchment paper cut into rectangle shapes and slid in between each stacked bar will help to keep each granola bar from sticking to the others once they are finished and in storage in the fridge or freezer.
Fiber is one of the main health benefit you’ll receive from eating a raw granola bar. This recipe will help to regulate digestion and alleviate constipation. There are no added sugars nor artificial ingredients in this recipe, it’s all a healthy boost of energy. If you’d like another recipe that uses similar ingredients, check out this raw vegan cereal recipe.
Granola is an extremely popular breakfast and snack food in the United States. Consumption can help in lowering blood pressure, increasing cognitive activity, improving skin quality, building stronger bones, managing diabetes, stimulating new tissue growth, balancing hormones and even preventing cancer. I also appreciate its ability to lower cholesterol, improve heart health, regulate digestion, increase energy, prevent anemia, lose weight and promote proper organ function.