I absolutely love these bars! They are grain-free and gluten-free. Traditionally, granola bars have oats in them, but since I'm trying to reduce my carb intake, I decided to come up with an "oatless" spin on my Chocolate, Nut and Seed Granola Bars. Gone were the oats and in came the almond flour. Using almond flour meant that I could add more flax seed and nuts and still have the bars hold together. I tried adding baking soda, but it completely changed the texture of the bars. Instead of being moist and chewy, they were more dry and soft. I like the moist and chewy better!
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Not Low-FODMAP
makes 12 bars
1/2 cup nut butter (such as peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or Sunbutter)
1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup
1 large egg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup blanched almond flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup raw sunflower seed nuts
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease an 8" x 8" square baking pan.
- In a medium bowl, combine the nut butter, honey, egg and salt. Stir until smooth and completely combined.
- In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, nuts, chocolate chips, flax seed meal, chia seeds and sesame seeds. Pour the nut butter mixture into the almond flour mixture and stir until combined.
- Press mixture evenly into prepared baking pan and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown around edges. Cool before cutting into bars.