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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Looks so delicious! I think that it will be a perfect choice after my work out...

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Yes, I am sure it will. Happy work out!

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these look great, what can I use as a subsitute for the coconut?? I want to make these tonight but dont have any coconut in the cupboard! :)

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Instead of coconut try this in this recipe:

1/2 cup dried coconut = 1/4 cup raisins + 1/4 cup ground flax or ground wheat germ

Note: You will still need the coconut oil in this recipe

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...and I have to second the "keep looking" on the buckwheat groats. They are soooooo tasty!!!

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Hi  Welcome Anya :)

**waves**

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wow, just found your site- just finding my way to eating raw, too. I havent committed yet (waiting for the warmer weather) but love what Im finding/eating. You've got some great recipes. Thanks!

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Hi, I made your granola bars today and I must say they are very good. The kids love them, I had to sub some ingredients though, I didnt have any groats so I added oats instead, and 1\4 cup of cranberries, 1/4 cup of raisins to make up for the 1/2 cup you asked for. And peanut butter for the tahini, I also threw in some Hemp as well- YUMM!!!

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Sounds yummy!!

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Hi there! My raw bars always seem to come out a little too soft and fall apart too easily when I put them in the dehydrator. The raw bars you can purchase at the market are much firmer and have a better crunch to them. Do you have any suggestions for me? Thank you in advance!! :)

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Yes - they are rather crumbly. More coconut oil and more tahini MIGHT work to make them hold together longer. Also - it is probably because the bars are so chunky - if you want them to stay together better you might want to process more of the ingredients

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I Cant wait to finally move into my own place and make these! they look delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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Yay for moving out on your own. One day you will be at that stage, Liz. It's  fun to set up upir own place! Thanks for being here :)

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fantastic...I made these this afternoon and all I have to say is...WOW. These granola bars are by far some of the best tasting granola bars I've had. I skipped on the coconut oil and had to chop the almonds and dates by hand because I don't own a food processor...I tried to blend the mix, but that was a major fail and I don't recommend it to anyone. Overall, yummy recipe:) I'll make these again for sure!

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Haha, they are quite a bit of work, aren't they. Sounds like you had a "Make it work" moment and got through it with some nice goodies as a result :)

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Wow, these are becoming a staple in our house!

I have used soaked and sprouted sunflower and buckwheat in this recipe and they work great. Also, I didn't have tahini on hand so used some of my kid's natural peanut butter. I found some cranberries sweetened with apple juice and used those instead of raisins for a nice change.

I've found that a double batch fits nicely in a large jelly-roll pan for firming up in the fridge and then we usually eat some straight from the fridge and I cut and dehydrate the rest to store in the cookie jar.

My girls and I like them but my husband and little boys (2&4) are CRAZY about them, so rewarding to see my guys gobble up these raw treats!

Thanks!

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So glad your fam loves them. I think your subs sound really yummy - especially the cranberry idea

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Thanks for sharing. Glad to have you here, Sarah.

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How long do you think something like this could be stored? My husband takes business trips in which he does not have access to fresh food. I send vacuum sealed dehydrated fruit, but something with more substance like this would be great!

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Definitely a couple of weeks or so

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Hi! I just made this today- it smells delicious! I made a few additions: 1/8 t sea salt, 1 T maple syrup, 1/2 c goji berries (soaked for 15 mins & drained), and 1/4 c soaked & dehydrated salted pumkin seeds I had on hand. My buckwheat groats were previously sprouted and deyhdrated. Thanks for the recipe! Next time I'm sure I will double it!

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Sounds like some great substitutions Colette - thank you for sharing

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Yum! My non-raw hubby said the only thing he didn't like was that I didn't make more! Better get those almonds and dates saoking ... :)

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Gotta love recipes that non-raw hubbies like. Although...sometimes it can be annoying because they can gobble them all up!! :)

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I think I misunderstood what buckwheat groats are, I actually sprouted them! Either way, the granola bars turned out great, so crunchy and chewy! Also, I am a bit confused by the food processor part, should we put the raisins in there as well(i put them in afterwards), or just the dates and almonds?

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Hehe, no, I don't sprout mine I just throw them in whole. BUT I am glad sprouting worked for you!!

Sorry if it was unclear. Yes, what you did was what I intended... Do not put the raisins in the FP. They should be in the granola bars whole.

Did yours stick together okay?

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