I made a list of the best Paleo granola bars recipes. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for something quick to grab for breakfast or a snack. I’m always running to work or errands or somewhere else… I think granola bars are a good choice since they are quick, easy, healthy and down-right tasty! Plus, you can make them ahead of time to save time in the morning and grab them whenever you need them. They’re great for snacks, too and kids really love them.
Since we Paleo eaters can’t eat oatmeal, a staple in most regular granola bars, how are we supposed to enjoy granola bars? We can’t eat quinoa on a Paleo diet either so that makes granola bars hard too. There is no way you’re going to be able to buy Paleo granola bars so these recipes are just what you need.
Now, I admit that a lot of these recipes are similar, but they are also all different because of their many different ingredients. I suggest you try several of them, find the one recipe that you like overall, then experiment using ingredient ideas from some of the other recipes – and invent the perfect recipe for you! Sounds like a lot of fun to me.
I would love to hear from you and know what your perfect Paleo granola bars recipes are. Maybe I could do another post that is all about perfect granola bar recipes you all submit to me. I would love to see how many fabulous Paleo granola bar recipes I can get!
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Paleo Granola Bars
1. No-Bake Trail Mix Granola Bars – Bakerita
These no-bake granola bars are loaded with coconut, nuts and dried fruit. They make a delicious filling snack that will satisfy your taste buds and full you up. They make a great breakfast or a snack when hunger hits. I’m not a huge grab and go eating kind of person. But sometimes it just can’t be helped. When that need arises, it’s nice to have some of these on hand. You can keep these in the refrigerator or the freezer so they’re ready when you need them.
2. Grain-free Granola Bars – Dish By dish
These grain-free bars are both easy to transport and at the same time, they’re filling. They are made with a base of seeds and nuts and their high fiber and high protein content will full for a long time. They are great if you experience sweet cravings between meals. This recipe makes a big batch which could last up to a week for two people.
3. Homemade Granola Bars – Gluten Free Fix
This is a cinnamon raisin version of homemade granola bars. If you prefer a thicker and chewier granola bar you can double this recipe. You can still bake it in a 9 X 13 pan but you’ll need to add some baking time and still bake it again after you cut it. Yes, I said to bake it again. That’s the secret to these, they are baked twice. It’s essential to follow the directions and bake them twice or they will fall apart. You must bake them two times for the perfect results.
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Granola Bars – Living Healthy with Chocolate
These are soft and chewy, wholesome chocolate chip cookie dough granola bars. I wouldn’t mind eating one right now. They are easy and quick to make. They don’t have a long list of ingredients that you’ve never heard of. They are not loads with preservatives. They are made with good whole ingredients like dates, cashews, sprouted raw almonds, flaxseed meals, unsweetened coconut flakes, and dark chocolate. They make a great snack that can give you a boost of energy. They are especially good before or after a workout.
5. Nut Energy Bars – Tastes of Lizzy T
These energy bars are packed with nut and dates and a nice little hint of cinnamon. You can make a batch of these and pull them out when you need them. Maybe for an afternoon snack, breakfast or an energy boost at a time you need it. I love nuts of all kinds and this is a quick delicious way to get the nutrition I need.
6. Honey Nut Bars – Our Paleo Life
These are kind of a copycat version of a granola bar that was bought at the health food store. I say kind of because ingredients were added to make different flavor which is really fun and adds variety to life. After all variety is the spice of life. There are three versions of this recipe included. One is for orange bars, one for cinnamon which happens to be the bloggers favorite. Another version is for cacao bars which I’m sure is the kids favorite. Check them out and let me know which version you like best.
7. Chewy Granola Bars – Golden Barrel
Granola bars are fairly easy to make. The part that takes the longest chopping the nuts. I’d try using a food processor, just don’t overdo it. You can use whatever nuts you’d like. After they are baked they are chewy, thick and really good. A big tip is to pack them tightly in the pan. Press them down before you bake them after you bake them and before you cut them. This helps make them stay together especially if you’re carrying them around. The chocolate drizzle on top is optional, it definitely makes them sweeter but makes them look prettier too.
8. Coconut, Nut Butter & Honey “Granola” Bars – Foraged Dish
Since these are Paleo you won’t find any oats here. Coconut is the substitute for oats in these Paleo granola bars. The goal in developing these was to make a granola bar that could be taken hiking, camping or climbing or anywhere else that’s warm for that matter. They needed to be made with whole ingredients that wouldn’t melt. All of those goals were achieved except for the chocolate might melt. It can easily be left out. With the chocolate on them, they could easily pass for dessert.
9. Cashew Protein Bars – Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
Jessica’s husband has blood sugar issues and needs to eat on a regular basis. Just like me and my mother. She found that nuts are the easiest thing to carry around. Since the only nut her husband can eat is cashews without his stomach hurting she wanted to make something with cashews. The problem was that cashews are expensive so she wanted something she could make with cashew pieces which are quite a bit cheaper. So she decided to make some Paleo granola bars without all the sugar in store-bought ones. They worked out great. Each bar has about 10 grams of protein and they cost a lot less than those you buy.