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Almond Butter Granola Bars

Almond Butter Granola Bars

We are headed to Iowa today.  After a week in Wisconsin, it is time to start the drive home.  On the way we get to spend a couple days with friends in Iowa.  My 7 year old is super excited to see his old friends again.  He has adjusted amazingly well to Colorado, but still remembers what we left behind.  I am excited to get to see my friends too, should be a great weekend.


Once we get back home it will be time to get back to eating better again.  Vacation always derails me.  I will have to stock the fridge with these granola bars again, so I have something I won’t feel guilty eating.  I have been wanting to try Almond Butter, and finally I bought a jar at Costco a few weeks ago.  I adapted another Granola Bars recipe we loved, and used the Almond Butter.  My son loved them.  I was honestly surprised, there is a lot of almond flavor, but he ate them like crazy!


Unfortunately, these do need to be kept cool, so they aren’t great for a road trip or hiking.  But they are a great reward once you get back home!


Almond Butter Granola Bars
 
Serves: 12
Prep time:
Total time:
 
No Bake Granola Bars made with Almond Butter, and almonds. Hint of cinnamon, and chocolate. Perfect after snack!
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup Almond Butter
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 in baking pan in foil.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat oil, almond butter, and honey over a medium heat. Once melted and fully combined mix in the oats, cinnamon, almonds and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted. Spread into prepared pan. Put in fridge until completely set. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the fridge.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. I have a jar of almond butter in my fridge right now and I was wondering what to do with it! These look perfect!

  2. Sounds like you and your family are having a wonderful time. What a perfect snack to bring on the road and a homemade version is perfect. Nicely done.

  3. I love almond butter with granola. Glad you added chocolate chips too :).

  4. These bars are packed with goodness (and protein!)

  5. Oh yes please! Who doesn’t like Almond Butter?!

  6. Fantastic snack Erin! Love the almond butter!

  7. I have always wanted to try almond butter too. I need to check out my costco now. Have a wonderful drive back home…. enjoy Iowa. :)

  8. I love granola bars and your recipe is so simple and delish looking. The photos look wonderful, best pictures of a granola bar ever!! I want to try this recipe!!

  9. These make the perfect post-vacation snack!

  10. I love homemade granola bars!

  11. Vacations make us all act so naughty, eh? Its my favorite excuse :) These are brilliant granola bars, love the almond butter!

    BUZZED

  12. What a good idea to use almond butter. I bet that adds such a nice flavor. Sounds so delicious.

  13. These are wonderful snacks, or breakfast bars even!
    Hope you have a great trip back and enjoy the time with your friends :)

  14. Nice way to get extra protein. Lovely snacks on the go!

  15. These bars look incredible my friend :D
    Lovely recipe!
    Hope you have a wonderful trip home!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  16. These look great, Erin. I have a jar of almond butter I bought on a whim. Now I know what to use it for :-)

  17. I need to make these. Almond butter in fridge is only have eaten!

  18. I do not like coconut could the oil be changed

  19. Hey, I am from Iowa. Excited to try the granola bar. and congrats for being on the from page of Hello cotton. Malika

  20. Hi!!! So I made these…twice now!!! They are delicious! The 2nd time around I used 1/2 almond butter and 1/2 peanut butter, with extra almonds. My only “complaint” is they melt so quickly! But I just have to eat faster! Thank you again for sharing!!!

    megan
    http://www.girlsenville.com

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