Vegan Granola Bars (Gluten-Free) Recipe
By Earth of Maria
🔪Prep Time: 15 mins
👩🍳Cook Time: 20 mins
5 1/2 oz medjool dates, pitted
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/4 cup almond flakes
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp peanut butter
1Soak the pitted dates in warm water for 10 minutes, before draining and rinsing them.
2Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F).
3Transfer the dates to a blender or food processor and blend to make a date paste.
4Add the date paste to a large mixing bowl together with the oats, almond flakes, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Stir together really well.
5Add the chocolate chunks and stir together once more.
6Transfer the granola mixture to a rectangular or square baking dish and press down firmly. Then, bake in the preheated oven for 18 minutes, until golden brown.
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I’ve never been good at introductions because when they’re needed, I seem to forget every single interesting thing about myself. But I guess we’ll start with the basics. My name is Maria, and I am a twenty year old student from England. I study history at the University of Oxford and live in Brighton, but I was born in Russia and moved to the UK around ten years ago. I’m a vegan foodie (as you can probably tell by this blog), a lover of long walks and somewhere awkwardly between extrovert and introvert. Veganism and healthy eating are a huge part of my life, given that both have helped me overcome an unhealthy relationship with food. Finding balance took a lot of time and patience. But, as with many things in life, hard work proved 110% worth it! Whenever I’m not in the kitchen or working in my room, you’ll often find me at the gym, or at the grocery store looking for inspo for my next recipe.