Aug 27, 2016

VEGAN PB&J Granola Bars

My daughter wanted to make granola bars and we didn't have the ingredients to make the ones we usually make. So I let her pick from what we did have on hand, and we made our own.

My other daughter, who doesn't like almonds, dried cherries or chocolate chips, loved these! Go figure!

VEGAN PB&J Granola Bars


2 cups rolled oats (or quick cook)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegan (Enjoy Life) mini chocolate chips
10 dried cherries, each cut into quarters.
1/3 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup peach jam*

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 7" x 11" glass pan with cooking spray.

Combine all the dry ingredients.
Add wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Spread evenly into prepared pan, pressing down.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Cool before cutting.

This recipe is wildly adaptable. You can adjust it to your liking, or to accommodate allergies. You can replace the following items with ones you prefer:

Almonds: Any other nut or seed
Cherries: Any other dried fruit
Peanut Butter: Any other nut or seed butter
Peach Jam: Any other jam

*We used homemade peach-chia jam the first time. I have since made it with store-bought Peach Polaner All-Fruit, with good results.