Trail Mix Granola Bars
Healthy homemade granola bars that are gluten-free and paleo friendly! Have fun switching up the nuts and seeds for different variations.
Servings: 12 servings
- 2 cups nuts (almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, etc)
- 1/2 cup dried coconut
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup pepitas
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
Add all of the nuts, seeds, dried fruit and salt to a mixing bowl and give it a stir.
In a separate small bowl, stir together the vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pour this on top of the nuts and stir everything together, until it's well coated.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan and use the back of a large spoon or spatula to flatten it into one layer.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, then cool for one hour in the pan.
Once the granola bars are fully cooled, slice them into bars. I slice then entire portion in half, then divide each half into six bars, for 12 total granola bars.
- If your bars break apart and you loose some nuts when slicing, you can always roughly chop the nuts first. Some smaller pieces of nuts will fill in the gaps and hold the bars together better.
- If your bars are still sticky an hour after cooling, you may need to bake them a few minutes longer next time to better caramelize the maple syrup.
Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg