I’ve made several different varieties of granola bars over the years. A few of my favs from around the web include these, these, and these. I’m rather particular about what’s in my bar too. I want it to stay together and taste good too.
And chocolate in some form, stuff’s got to taste good people.These bars include all the above.
They’re loaded with a variety of healthy fats from almonds + macadamia nuts and the chia + hemp + flaxseed. Almonds contain heart healthy monounsaturated fats, the macadamia nuts contain omega 7 and omega 9 fatty acids, and the chia, flax and hemp seeds are chock full of anti-inflammatory essential omega 3 fatty acids. Bonus: hemp seeds are a potent source of complete protein!
I like to cut the recipe into 16 squares to yield a bar that’s similar in nutrition to the bars you buy in the store, but with far superior taste!. You can individually wrap them in aluminum foil and stick them in the freezer where they’ll keep for a few months. Hellooo, convenience.
No-Bake Vegan White Chocolate Macademia Nut Protein Bars [gluten free*]
1 cup rolled oats *use GF oats if needed
1/2 cup vanilla plant based protein powder [use one you like the taste of!]
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
3 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp hemp seeds
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp honey
6 tablespoons of macadamia butter [or almond or cashew butter]
1/4 cup of white chocolate chips