Recipe Directions

  • 1. Process almonds, dates and water. (You don't need them to be totally processed, just process well enough--similar to how you'd process to make a raw pie crust.) You should see smallish chunks of dates and almonds.
  • 2. Transfer almond/date/water mixture into a big mixing bowl.
  • 3. Add everything else to the big mixing bowl and just mix with a spoon or even your hands.
  • 4. Spread granola bars into two glass dishes. (This is a big recipe, so you'll probably want to put it into two separate dishes or else it'll be really thick in one dish.)
  • 5. These raw granola bars can be eaten as is--undehydrated (taste more like brownies then) or you can cut and dehydrate these raw granola bars to make a more traditional crunchy granola bar. Perhaps leave one dish moist and dehydrate the other! Best of both worlds :)

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw granola bars are so tasty. I should really make them more often!

Sorry for posting a raw granola bar recipe that calls for so many ingredients, I realize that it goes against my "totally simple" rule... But I just made this recipe up and the flavor is so nice so I wanted to share these raw granola bars with you all!

Plus, it is actually pretty easy once you get past the first food processing bit.

This raw granola bar recipe would actually make a perfect pie crust or raw cake base as well. It's got the standard raw goody texture. :) But the flavor is really unique--in a good way!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 78 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Iron, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.

Amounts per 64 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 279 11 %
Protein 7 g 12 %
Fat 17 g 21 %
Carbohydrates 30 g 9 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 19 %
Sugars 16 g
Calcium 87 mg 9 %
Iron 1.8 mg 14 %
Sodium 7 mg
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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My son is allergic to nuts, peanuts & sesame seeds. What could I substitute the nuts & tahini for? I find it very difficult to find suitable raw recipes for snacks for him as most contain nuts. He can eat most seeds now, just not sesame. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you :)

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Hi Lesley, you can omit the sesame seeds, they are not needed.  The tahini is another story - you can use cashew butter but he is probably allergic to that! hmm - maybe increase the coconut oil instead of the tahini?  and then don't dehydrate them, refrigerate

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I would like to try this recipe, however , are all the enzyme inhibitors released from the almonds if only soaked for an hour?

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What does this mean about the enzyme inhibitors.

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Hi Dorthy! In short, don't worry about it, but if you are interested, nuts/seeds have a natural coating that makes it so they don't grow/sprout unless wet. this coating gets removed when you soak them in water. google it :)

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I did google it. Thank you, I wanted to know what you meant.

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My pleasure D :)

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Hi Christi, You can soak for longer if you are concerned about the enzyme inhibitors

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Love love this recipe! I added Hemp Protein to this batch..so good makes enough for a whole week!

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Hi Susie, So glad you enjoy these granola bars and that they last you through the week!

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I made this without dehydrating and it was ah-mazing, however a bit messy! I don't have a dehydrator, but was wondering if you had any idea how one might dehydrate them in the oven??

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Great recipe! You can put them on the heater on baking paper or just leave them in open air and sunshine if it's really sunny. The thing is if you put them in the oven you can't set the temperature to 42 degrees or less, so the nutrients will get damaged. You can do that temporarily until you get a dehydrator I guess. Hope it helps,
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One of the benefits of living in a beautiful climate, huh?? :)

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Hi Tira, in my experience it is not possible to dehydrate in an oven. Best to wait until you get a dehydrator.

Best dehydrator is 9-tray excalibur, hands down. But... it is expensive! http://tinyurl.com/ah6o3qt

You can also get a Vegikiln - they are cheaper, white, not as "reputable" but they get the job done: http://tinyurl.com/avb59e3

Hope this helps!

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Hey, I dont have a vitamix or food processor... think I can use my omega juicer to blend and mash the nuts and dates?

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the juicer will make the nuts too small, more like a nut butter rather than small chunks... i make date paste with my omega, but it also might make them too smooshed up for this recipe. but, i mean, you could always try! especially if you have a dehydrator and you dont mind it not being very chunky.

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Hi Elaina, I hate to be a downer but this will not work in your juicer! I highly recommend picking up a food processor. You don't have to spend much! $50 - $60 will get you one that will do the job (like this one: http://tinyurl.com/avdwva4). They are totally worth it. I use mine all the time!

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Thank you so much for sharing your next level recipes!! Really. Said farewell to many cooked recipe's once i started with raw food, but here they are again... :D Great!
Didn't try one yet, but I will try most of your recipe's in the very near future.. U seem to have great skills!
Thanks!!

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Thanks Marc :) So glad you they are appealing to you... Once you start digging in I'd love to know more about what you like :)

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Hi !

Fairly new to the raw world ..so just to confirm u dehydrate them for about 10 hours or so and on what temperature ? Thanks !

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Hi Afrina - you do not need to dehydrate them. But if you want to you could dehydrate them for about 8 hours at 110 degrees.

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How long do you dehydrate them for?

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Hi Mike, you could dehydrate them for 8 hours or so

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Hi. This recipe is awesome. It's great. Thanks for sharing. I just made a batch, which is actually still in the dehydrator. my husband and myself just tasted it and it's yummmmm. I made some variations. I added cashews and walnut meal to it and instead of buckwheat I added quinoa flakes. It is just so yumm. I am going to make it again. I also did not have the exact qty. of ingredients mentioned, so I just thew in whatever I could, but it still turned out great. Thanks again. God bless you.

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This recipe is very forgiving. I think as long as you have the tahini and the sweet stuff (dates), then you can susbtitute a lot of the nuts/dried fruits IN THE SAME QUANTITIES (ie. same amount of dried fruit, same amount of nuts) and it'll be good.

Thank you for sharing your tweaks and substitutions. Your comments help make this site a better resource for all. Glad to have you here Laura.

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