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5 from 2 votes

Honey Lemon Chia Granola Bars

Honey Lemon Chia Granola Bars- made with rolled oats and crunchy almonds, these chewy granola bars are packed full of healthy fats and fiber!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 12
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups rolled oats or quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup almond butter see notes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt omit if almond butter is salted

Instructions

  • Line an 8 x 8” baking dish with parchment paper then set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the oats, coconut, almonds, chia seeds and lemon zest. Toss to combine.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the honey and almond butter together. Stir until combined then remove from heat and immediately stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  • Pour the honey and almond butter mixture into the large bowl and stir everything until well-combined. 
  • Quickly transfer the mixture to the lined baking dish and then use your hands (with a piece of parchment paper underneath) or a spatula to firmly press out to the sides. If you have a small pastry roller, that will help to flatten the top for perfectly shaped bars but it’s not necessary.
  • Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and chill for at least 2 hours (ideally up to 4 hours), until firm. Use parchment paper to lift it out of the baking dish then slice into 12 separate bars. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container with parchment paper in between the bars to keep from sticking. Refrigerate for up to 1 week. 

Notes

I have only tested this recipe using almond butter that has oil added to it (since that is what we usually buy) so I'm not sure if a pure almond butter would work the same. If this is the kind of almond butter you usually have on hand, please let us know if you give it a try!
This is the pastry roller I have. It's great for making perfectly shaped granola bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1.9mg