Homemade Granola Bars, Vegan & Gluten Free! – Mind Over Munch

Homemade Granola Bars, Vegan & Gluten Free! – Mind Over Munch

Hey friends, you guys are always asking me
for easy, healthy snack ideas, so today I am sharing my clean, eating granola bars.
These bars are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free if you want. These
babies only use six basic ingredients, thumbs up for less ingredients, and are completely
customizable to your flavor preferences. So once you have this base recipe, you can take
it and pretty much run with it however you want. This recipe is also available in the
free recipe book portion of my newest e-book ‘Meal prep: A Beginner’s Guide’. So
if you are interested in learning about some meal prep, you’ve got to check it out, link
is here or in the description box below. And let’s get to it. In a pot over medium heat you are going to
start with two bananas mashed. Then you will add your peanut butter or nut butter of choice
and mix until well combined and heated through about two minutes. In a separate mixing bowl
combine your main granola ingredients, I have rolled oats. Be sure to use certified gluten
free if you are looking for a true gluten free product. Chopped mixed nuts, I used walnuts,
pecans and almonds. Seeds today I used chia and some flour. Dried fruit, I used raisins
and craisins and optional is a little bit of coconut sugar or a sweetener of your choice.
But if you are using super ripe bananas, which you should be, they should be sweet enough
on their own and you shouldn’t need any sweetener at all. Mix to combine. Comment below, I want to know what your favorite
granola ingredients are. Now it is time to incorporate the dry mixture into the wet,
again mixing until well combined, yum. Line a cake pan with parchment paper, today I used
a nine by nine pan and fill it with your granola mixture. Flatten it out nicely and bake at
350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 to 22 minutes. Allow to cool completely before easily pulling
out the block using the parchment paper and cutting into bars as you like. So those are my lovely vegan granola bars
or in this case, squares. They will store in the fridge for up to a week and you could
always freeze them. The PDF download here or in the description
box below for my mobile viewers will give you this recipe and the nutrition. And let’s
remember when it comes to nutrition and health, that calories aren’t everything. Yes, calories
do matter, we don’t want to over consume because if we end up eating more calories
than we need we will gain weight. But I always try to encourage people to focus on the ingredients
that they are consuming rather than the calories. Think of food as fuel, so when you are making
a treat, if you have the opportunity to use ingredients that your body will appreciate,
it’s going to be much better than consuming something that is much more processed even
if that more processed item is a little bit lower in calories. Alright guys thanks for watching, I will see
you on Thursday with a brand new recipe. Don’t forget to subscribe for more healthy recipes
every single week and be sure to check out my meal prep e-book, and all of my free recipes
on mindovermunch.com. And remember, it’s all a matter of Mind Over Munch. That’s a drum roll, easy, nope clean eating.
I want to know what your favorite granola… bake at about 300, not at about… Vegan,
they’re gluten free. What else are they?

100 thoughts on “Homemade Granola Bars, Vegan & Gluten Free! – Mind Over Munch

  1. I have a question.. are they supposed to come out crunchy or chewy , because i've made them twice ..going on a third time as i write this comment ..(i added cocoa powder just for the heck if it) , and they come out soft and chewy. They are not bad but i was expecting a more crunchy texture and i feel like im doing it wrong xD

  2. What could be a possible replacement for peanut/nut butter, as where I live we don't have organic or healthy peanut butter? 🙂

  3. Hi! I loved all your recipes!!!!. I got a question.
    I'm from Uruguay and I'm a celiac. Here I can't find gluten free oats. Is there a way to change that ingredient for something gluten free? Thanks!

  4. I'm not fond of your recipe pdfs. When I save a recipe, I always attach the youtube video address link, on your pdf files I can't do that. Great channel otherwise.

  5. Brilliant! And looks super delicious! I'm looking for a breakfast recipe that I can pack up with me for traveling next weekend. This looks perfect! 😄

  6. I wish magic was real…if it was, I'd SO reach through the screen and grab that tray, lol! Seriously, I would 🙂 But since I can't, I guess I'll just have to wait 2 or 3 weeks until I get some money and make it then…and I also can't wait to make some vegan cereal, fudge, brownies, cookies, and sandwiches, lol! (All the stuff I'm craving right now)! I'm uber excited! 🙂

  7. ok …just tried to make it your way …will let you know how it went..!
    Instead of peanut butter, i didn't have, i switched for a spoon of speculoos spread…Suspense.!

  8. Hello MOM,
    So after i tried once your recipe of granola bar, adapting it a bit because of lack of ingredient, i am now @ my third version of granola; which i think is the best,….i added the juice of 1 lemon, and cinnamon powder, which makes the whole thing taste Fantastic…!!!
    I thought i would share my discovery, maybe you might try it too ..let me know what you think…

  9. My dearest – as usual a fabulous recipe!! As nuts I put walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds. As dry fruits I put mulberries and as seeds chia and pumpkin seeds – I also added some shredded coconut – do I need to say more???? It was delicious – everyone loved it! (Baby in the tummy included!) ❤️😘

  10. Thanks for the informative video. I am always trying to make healthy foods and snacks for my family. I have tried these with chopped plums, apple bits and raisins since we cannot use nuts or chocolate. They were great. Thanks again keep up the great work.

  11. To make this lower in calories replace the raisins/ crasins with dried apricot and replace the peanut butter with pb2 or also called pbfit.

  12. Now, Im not a vegan but trying to find a good granola bar recipe, so after trying some others that I found being to sticky and greasy, I tried this. The flavor with these are AMAZING, and i LOVED it, but I did find them very dry, and by that hard to swallow. Is there anything I could change in this recipe inhand of getting them less dry? I did add some honey to the banana and peanutbutter mixture as a sweetener, but it havent given it allot

  13. my sister hates bananas, so for the "sticky part" I use an apple and some agave nectar (in a food processor of course, great with cinnamon) 🙂 less fat as well ans just delicious! thanks for the vegan recipes and tips and all! I am new to your channel and I discover a new trick everyday it seems!
    also, about your video last week about angry vegans, I am sure you are very busy already but I would highly recommend you read "happy vegan" from russel simmons (yes, the famous russel simmons 😉 )… he has a part about "angry vegans" at the end of the book you might enjoy 😉 easy to read and I think he does a great job explaining a lot of things 🙂
    thank you so much for what you do! I bought your meal prep ebook and share tips and your website with my patients bc even though most of them don't speak english, a lot of it is self-explanatory with great images. keep bringing the vegan food!!
    merci beaucoup!

  14. Im making these ryt now i added peanut butter and honey and date syrup instead of banana. It isnt as sticky looking as yours but hopefully it will be okay, im sure it will taste great maybe not be a bar thats all !!

  15. you actually do sound like her .
    love you recipes and I really like them with chocolate chips in the mix and sprinkled over too.

  16. Made this last week. It was delicious, so they didn't last long.

    Random tip : instead of using a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, I just poured and pressed the mixture in a non-stick spring form pan. Came out perfect!

  17. I made these today and they were lovely, I added a little extra peanut butter as portion seemed a bit small when I converted from cups to grams. They are so much nicer than the ones you buy which are generally full of sugar. Thanks for recipe.

  18. u dont need to keep changing the camera view to your self. its hard to write down all the ingredients when you keep switching back and forth

  19. Just made these with a bit of my own spin, I used oat based muesli with dried fruits, peanut paste instead of peanut butter and I added some ground up dates and used dryed cranberrys and chia seeds, added a little bit of honey as a sweetner because my bananas weren't ripe yet, and I added about 1/4th of a cup of dark choclate bits. They taste amazing and I will definitely be making them more often. They will be a great go to snack when I'm at work during short break times. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Love the incorporation of banana for the wet ingredients! Can you post a video on a healthy yogurt glaze for these bars? The store bought ones are so sugary and unhealthy.
    Keep up the awesome vids! 🙂

  21. What if I can't eat bananas? The potassium they have gives me a lot of heartburn… Is there any alternative to it?

  22. OMG! I just made these! They are DELICIOUS and super easy to make. I mad mine with cranberries, macadamia nuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and golden flax seeds.

  23. I've been making my own granola bars for a couple years now, they're so good to have any time of day! I usually use a recipe from 100 Days of Real Food, but just might have to give these a try!

  24. So addicting!!! Crazy good recipe!!! I added dark chocolate chips to the top on my mixture before putting in the oven!! Yummmmm!!!

  25. Awesome video, you re the star!
    Does it work without the peanut butter? Can you still cook it and have it stick together still?

  26. Thank you. This is a great idea. I am every time taking nuts and dry fruits with me as my snack, and got tired of the same. You open for me a new "snack world". Thank you one more time.

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