Granola bars are the perfect snack for when you’re on-the-go or need something to throw into lunches. However, most granola bars you buy in the store are loaded with sugar, and not good for you at all. So that’s why I wanted to create this easy (and delicious) Chewy Vegan Granola Bar Recipe so you can make your own, and know exactly what’s going into them. A much healthier alternative to the boxed granola bars you find in-store!
Why you’ll love these Vegan Granola Bars:
They take under 30 minutes to make
They’re perfect for lunches or snacks
They are a healthy alternative to store-bought bars
They are loaded with superfoods and dried fruit
They are kid-friendly (but adults will love them too)
They’re gluten-free & vegan
What dried fruit should I use in vegan granola bars?
You can really get creative with these and make different variations. However, for this recipe, I used Patience Fruit & Co’s Bursting Blend which contains dried whole and soft cranberries, wild blueberries, golden berries, and tart cherries. This blend is sweetened with cane sugar so it adds sweetness to the bars.
What I love about these dried berries by Patience Fruit & Co is that they practice organic farming, meaning they do not use any genetically modified ingredients, or any chemical artificial fertilizers or pesticides. You can also add these dried berries into your baking, but also savoury recipes too. They taste amazing in salads!
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are nutritionally dense, and therefore really good for you! Many berries make the list of superfoods such as blueberries and cranberries that are found in this Vegan Granola Bar Recipe. However, you can also find superfoods in a variety of different foods such as:
Salmon (for the fish eaters)
Adding superfoods to your diet can be a great way to reap the rewards and benefits of their nutrients and help keep you healthy!
What are the benefits of dried fruit?
Dried fruit is very versatile and can be tossed into baking, casseroles, salads, literally, there are so many ways to use them. Dried fruit essentially has all the water content removed from it, shrinking the fruit down and leaving a small, energy-dense piece of fruit. Dried fruit is loaded with micronutrients, fiber and antioxidants. Since the fruit is smaller and more compact, dried fruit contains 3.5 times the amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals than fresh fruit. Therefore just one serving can help you reach your daily intake quicker and more efficiently.
What are some of your favourite ways to incorporate dried fruits into your diet?
Other vegan recipes made with Patience Fruit & Co: