Anti-Hangry Granola Bars

Anti-Hangry Granola Bars

These nut-free bars are an excellent source of fibre, protein and anti-oxidants. You can certainly add nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans or cashews in place of some or all of the pumpkin seeds.
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Snacks
Servings: 1 tray


  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, almond or spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit e.g. raisins, cranberries, dates
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and grease the bottom of a 12’ x 8’ baking dish with coconut oil.
  • In a medium bowl combine oats, flour, shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, raisins and cinnamon.
  • In separate bowl combine vanilla, honey and apple sauce.
  • Add the apple sauce mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well (it’s much easier to use your hands).
  • Pour the entire granola mixture into prepared baking dish and pat down evenly. Bake for 35 min.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool 10-15 min. then cut into squares. It is much easier to cut when still slightly warm. Store in fridge for up to five days or freeze for longer storage.


Recipe by Heather Woodruff
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