I am always concerned about getting healthy, nourishing food for my kids. I also need to balance time, grocery budget and simplicity. For years I’ve been buying Cliff bars but never felt really right about all the packaging I throw in the garbage each time they consume a bar. There is also an other mother that talked to me about all the added vitamins in Cliff bars and that might not be ideal for little kids.

Lately I’ve been playing around with recipes to create the best granola bar I could for the boys and finally came up with a recipe that is simple, quick and easy for me to make and also that the boys to love. I wanted to share this Easy no cook Granola bars recipe with you.

Here are the ingredients you will need

  • 3 cups of oat
  • 1 cup of peanut butter or any but butter of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of honey or other sweetener like maple sirop or agave. 
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seed
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seed
  • 1c raisins
  • 4 tbs flax seed
  • 4 tbs chia seed
  • 1 cup of chocolate chip

I like to put my organic oats into my Vitamix blender to grind into a powder. It’s actually quite easy to make. Just put into your blender, start it and its done within a minute tops.

Then I put raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia and flax seeds in the food processor and blend them together. My kids can actually be picky and tell me they don’t like raisins and pumpkin seeds. By putting them into the food processor first, then don’t even notice that they eat pumpkin seed and raisins.

I add peanut butter, honey into the food processor with the seeds mix. I then slowly add the oats until my food processor can’t process it anymore and finish mixing it by hand into a bowl. I usually add the chocolate chip last after everything is already well mixed.

I pour the mix onto a cookie tray lined with wax paper and finish mixing it by hands. I spread the mix evenly and make sure there is some mix in every corner. Then I use a rolling pin to compress the mix as flat and tight as possible. I cut the bars into the desired size and put the tray into my freezer. I usually pack the desired bars for the kids snack in the morning and they are thawed when they eat them mid morning.

I hope you like this recipe. Do share with me some experiences and improvements you are making to theses bars.

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