Crunchy, chewy or whichever way you like them, this selection of paleo granola bars or muesli bars (in OZ speak) will give you lots of ideas and inspiration. I am covering various dietary needs, with and without nuts, low-fructose, protein-rich, and keto.
Everyone loves a good granola bar. You might also call them muesli bars or lara bars. They’re nutrient-dense, easy to make and can be used as a quick breakfast on the run or as a high-energy snack. Plus, granola bars are super lunchbox friendly.
In today’s roundup, I’ve put together a list of my favourite, paleo granola bars including nut-free, keto and low-fructose options. Actually, you can make most of these recipes nut-free by replacing nuts with seeds and, as usual, I recommend using activated nuts to reduce the amount of phytic acid and make them easier to digest.
If you have a favourite recipe for a tasty granola bar, do let know in the comments.
These are protein-rich muesli bars I used to make back in Australia. They’re pretty dense and filling and I often took them to the gym.
This gingerbread inspired paleo granola bar recipe is from Barefoot Girl. Running half the nuts, seeds, and fruits in this recipe through a food processor yields a chewy texture in the finished product. And leaving the other half simply chopped up keeps the necessary crunch you look for in a granola bar.
This EASY, Sugar-Free Keto Low Carb Granola Bars Recipe is only 7 simple ingredients and tastes like an Almond Joy! Kids or adults will LOVE these healthy granola bars! Recipe from Food Faith & Fitness.
A paleo take on the traditional chewy granola bar recipe – includes instructions on how to activate nuts to eliminate the phytic acid. Uses activated nuts, not baked. Recipe from Paleo Leap.
Baked! You can easily adapt this recipe for crispy granola snack bars by using whatever dried fruit, nuts and seeds take your fancy. Recipe from Petite Kitchen.
Salty pistachios and tart cherries are a fun flavour combination for these easy granola bars from Paleo Grubs. They are also easily adaptable to different tastes. Whichever minor tweaks you may make, granola bars are a great source of natural energy to snack on throughout the day.
These chewy granola bars are nut-free and perfect for kids lunch boxes; omit the chocolate chips to reduce the content of refined sugar. Recipe from The Paleo Mom.
Here is a great little snack you can take with you wherever you go. They are a delicious sweet treat made with dried apricots, shredded coconut, coconut butter and the rind of one lemon. So simple, easy and fast to make! Recipe from Living Healthy With Chocolate.
10. Raw FRUIT N’ NUT BARS
Everyday Paleo has shared her take on the Lara Bar – try these chewy raw fruit and nut bars in three different flavours: apricot, spice, and coconut-cherry. Recipe from Sarah Fragoso.
With just 3 simple ingredients you can make these Copycat Cashew Cookie Lärabars that are grain-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. Recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.