6 Ingredient Almond-Chia Vegan Bars
Look at these chewy, buttery bars. You’re gonna want one of them. Trust me. If I say I’m refraining from running to my fridge and eating them all, than you’re gonna want one. And *gasp* only six ingredients. SQUEEZE ME.
What are these magical minimal ingredients you ask? Let’s talk.
->Oats (gluten free or regular)
And I know at least one of you caught the word “chia” and got yourself thinking, “can she calm it down with the chia recipes?” 😉
The answer is I can, buuuuut should I? Okay, kidding. I promise I’ll take a chia fast after this post. They’re just too fun and sneaky not to work with.
Has anyone ever made homemade granola bars and thought they were a terrible idea? Never.
That’s why if you have never made them before, I hope these tempt to change your mind. Because you actually know all the ingredients and HELLO – they are SO easy to make! With no baking necessary. And the bars themselves are amaazzzzing. I have a hard time accepting they’re good for me. It’s a challenge enough to avoid eating at least 3 when I open my fridge.
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashion oats use gf if needed
- 1/2 cup roasted almonds
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp uncooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut or almond butter
In medium-sized bowl mix oats, almonds, chia seeds and quinoa.
Warm agave and peanut butter/almond butter in small sauce pan on low heat. Stir together. Pour over dry ingredients and mix together.
Transfer mixture to 8x8 pan lined with sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap on bottom so that you can lift bars out easily.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper on top and press hard to pack it down. This will avoid them from crumbling/breaking. Make sure top of mixture is even when you're done pressing.
Chill in freezer for 30 minutes so bars can harden.
Lift with parchment paper to remove bars and cut into 8-10 even bars. Store in ziplock bag in refrigerator for up to 1 week.