As a kid I ate granola bars all the time but now I love to make them!
These Cinnamon Spiced Granola Bars are full of good-for-you ingredients like oats, seeds and nuts.
You don’t need to bake these granola bars so they’re super easy to make!
A base of oats, pumpkins seeds, pecans, shredded coconut and chopped dates makes these granola bars full of flavour.
Then a simple mixture of cinnamon & nutmeg with maple syrup and almond butter binds everything together.
The cinnamon and nutmeg spices are my absolute favourite during the Fall and Winter months; they complement the other ingredients perfectly.
Just pair with a cup of tea or coffee for the perfect morning snack!
Cinnamon Spiced Granola Bars
Filled with good-for-you ingredients like oats, seeds and nuts, these Cinnamon Spiced Granola Bars are easy to make and the perfect snack!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts pecans, walnuts or almonds
- 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 8 medjool dates, chopped substitute with 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- pinch sea salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Line a square pan with parchment paper. Mix oats, nuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut, chopped dates and sea salt in a bowl.
Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup and almond butter in a small pot and turn to medium heat. When the mixture starts to bubble, take off of the heat and stir to make sure everything is combined.
Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine, making sure everything is coated nicely. Pour into the square pan and press down to make sure everything sticks together really well.
Put the pan in the freezer for a half hour then remove and cut into bars or squares. Store in the freezer for up to a month or in the fridge for a week.
I love to meal-prep snacks for each week and these bars are a go-to for me. Especially since you can make them and freeze the granola bars until you need one!
And if you want to be super-extra for Fall, pair with a warm pumpkin spiced drink too.
If you love granola ANYTHING as much as I do, my Easy Skillet Coconut & Almond Granola might just be for you too. It’s another great recipe to meal-prep for the week.
Until the next cooking adventure,