Leah Behr: Super Seedy Harvest Granola Bars

Super Seedy Harvest Granola Bars

I try my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle, focusing on whole foods whenever possible. (Don't you dare think I don't enjoy a gluten-filled pizza though from time to time!) For me, it's all about balance. 
Eating a balanced diet can sometimes come as a challenge, especially when you are living a busy life. (Can you feel me my #girlboss-es?!) Let's be honest, driving through the drive-thru shaves many minutes off of a trip inside the grocery store. Luckily, King Soopers just launched its ship-to-home program, where they deliver a wide selection of natural/organic/eco-friendly products straight to your door! (Currently only for shoppers in the Denver/Boulder area).
I have to say, it was wonderful being able to select my items and have them delivered straight to my door. Talk about a time savor! To celebrate, I whipped up the recipe below. I hope you enjoy!

Super Seedy Harvest Granola Bars

Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker

  1. Toast the oats and almonds in a 350 degree oven for 13-15 minutes, until slightly golden brown.
  2. Process dates in a food processor for about 1 minute, breaking them down into small bits to form a "dough" like consistency. (they'll probably roll into a ball, and that's fine!)
  3. Place oats, almonds and dates in a large mixing bowl. Add seeds.
  4. Warm maple syrup and almond butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix thoroughly.
  5. Transfer to an 8×8 dish  lined with plastic wrap or parchment paper so they lift out easily. 
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and press down with something flat, such as a book, to get them really packed tight. This helps them from getting crumbly. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes to harden.
  7. Remove bars from dish and chop into even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a few days. I kept mine in the fridge to keep them extra fresh!
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  1. These sounds so great and full of nutrients - need to try my hand at these! Better than buying the bars at a store! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. These look amazingly good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I will have to give them a try.


  3. These look so delicious! I am loving all of your healthy recipes!

    Wishes & Reality

  4. These look so good! I love homemade granola bars!


  5. Yum--made a similar recipe recently..such a great snack!!! xo

  6. I love, love this recipe! I've been having such an obsession with granola bars lately.
    Red Reticule


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