Healthy Granola Bars

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As well as working out more recently, I’ve been making more of a conscious effort to clean up my eating. I’d fallen back into bad habits, especially over the festive season, eating too much bread, cheese and sweet things. It’s time to change that! I’ve just bought this cookbook, and am excited to start trying some of the recipes out. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners I’ve been doing great at eating clean. But sometimes I want something sweet, especially mid-afternoon. A cup of tea and a slice of cake or flapjack – oh how I love flapjack! Unfortunately all of that butter and syrup is not particularly good for you, so I switched a few things out, and made these delicious granola bars.

We’re planning on trying out a few different variations this coming week, including some chocolate ones, and Lola wants to try some with Maple Syrup instead of the honey! You could also add in some dried fruits to these. I used sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds as that was what I had, but use any combination of nuts/seeds that you like! These were SO good, and healthy too! Even G liked them! They hit the spot perfectly, and were just sweet enough to satisfy, but not too sweet. If you’re trying to eat healtheir too, this is a great list of everyday foods that are so terrible you should avoid them!

clean granola bars

You’ll Need:
1 1/2 cups toasted oats
1 cup dates
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 honey
1 cup mixed nuts/seeds

Heat the peanut butter and honey together, pulse the dates in a food processor until they’re in teeny pieces, then mix everything together. Pour into a greased 9×9 pan and leave to set. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy. These were perfect with a cup of earl grey! They’d make a great pre or post workout snack too.

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  1. Vicky

    February 17, 2014 at 15:04

    Cor, they look lovely! We’re big granola and flapjack fans here, so I’ll give these a go. I’ve heard a lot about clean eating lately – although I’m not sure I’d ever be able to give up chocolate. Or cake!

    1. Polly

      February 17, 2014 at 15:09

      haha!! yeah… chocolate and cake are my downfalls… I’m figuring that I’ll go by the 80/20 rule…. eat healthy and clean 80% of the time, and then I can still have some chocolate and cakes every now and then ;)

  2. Fritha

    February 17, 2014 at 16:59

    Polly you read my mind! I spend so much on granola bars for Wilf’s snack after nursery! making these for sure x

  3. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    February 17, 2014 at 17:46

    These look amazing! I def eat too much sweet stuff, it’s bad. I really need to sort it out. Will give these a go x

  4. Kimberly

    February 17, 2014 at 19:30

    Looks delicious! I usually tend to eat junk food in the winter months and I hate that I do that! With spring coming up I will definitely be working out more and eating more healthy meals. These granola bars look yummy so I will be trying them out!

  5. abigail oliver

    February 18, 2014 at 20:28

    these look so good! Love a good, easy and healthy snack especially when you can market them as a treat!

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  7. Stephanie

    July 24, 2014 at 08:44


    This might seem like a very silly question but do TOASTED oats differ to regular porridge oats.
    I live in Dublin and searched the shops and can’t find TOASTED oats!
    I made these but they were a little soft and I think it is because the oats absorb the moisture of the honey rather than it acting as a glue.

    Thank you

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