Nut Free Granola Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 18 min 12
Nut Free Granola Bars
Health Highlights
Homemade granola bars are a great way to pack a little extra nutrition (with less sugar) into the kids lunch boxes.


10 ml Egg replacer, powder, Bob's Red Mill (2 tsp + 4 tbsp water; or whatever is equivalent to 2 eggs)
2 tbsp Flaxseed meal (ground) (divided)
8 tbsp unpacked Brown sugar (1/2 cup unpacked)
2 tbsp Butter, grass fed, unsalted (cold)
3/4 cup Wheat flour, whole wheat
1 1/2 cup Rolled oats, dry
1/4 tsp Sea salt, fine
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Orange peel (zest)
1/3 cup pitted Dates (chopped)
1/2 cup Dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup hulled Sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hulled Hemp seeds, shelled
1/4 cup Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1 tsp Vanilla extract, pure


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl combine egg replacer (2 teaspoons powder with 4 tablespoons water) with 1 tablespoon ground flax seed. Mix well and set aside for 5-10 minutes while you get the rest of your ingredients together.
  3. In a large bowl add brown sugar and butter. Using a pastry blender, cut butter (or Earth Balance) into the sugar until you have coarse crumbs. Add flour, oats, salt and cinnamon and mix gently.Add dates, orange rind, chocolate chips sunflower and hemp seeds and stir to combine.
  4. To the dry ingredients, add egg replacer, remaining tablespoon of ground flax seed, orange juice and vanilla and mix well to fully incorporate.
  5. Press mixture into an 8X8 square baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes. Edges will be slightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from pan and cutting into 12 squares.





Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 231
Calories from fat 88
Calories from saturated fat 20.0
Total Fat 9.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3 g
Cholesterol 9.7 mg
Sodium 55 mg
Potassium 144 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
Sugars 12.9 g
Protein 6.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 0.7
Meat Alternative 0.4

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