I love granola bars – a pocket-sized punch of all-natural goodness … if you make them yourself with all-natural ingredients!  I used to have carrots and celery with a BIG spoonful of peanut butter as a snack, but then realised I was probably eating upwards of 400 calories each time with the peanut butter.  So I set out to find a snack that had goodness in it, but really easily portion controlled.  And hence my love of granola bars and experimenting with new recipes was born.  

In all of these feel free to experiment with substitutions:

  • For any nut butters, try almond, peanut or cashew butter (or sunflower seed butter or tahini for nut-free options)
  • For any dried fruit, try raisins, prunes or dates
  • For any nuts, try almonds, walnuts, pecans or cashews 
  • For honey, try maple syrup
  • For butter, try coconut oil
  • For any grains, try oats (gluten-free if needed), cooked quinoa, puffed rice (from rice cakes or rice cereal)

Try these and let me know how you go!

Quinoa peanut butter bar Raw energy bar No bake oat and raisin bar Pecan protein bar