Okay, so these babies have to be the BEST grain free vegan ‘granola bars’ I have ever had and it was a total fluke when I came up with this recipe years ago in my kitchen! Fast forward to around the time my sister and I had opened our raw vegan bean to bar chocolate factory here in Hong Kong when I was literally dipping everything I could find in chocolate – the kids included! (slight exaggeration!) But, when I dipped my fav bars of all time in my melted dreamy chocolate I knew I had found the holy grail of homemade healthy bars! Most granola bars today are loaded with ‘all-natural’ maple syrup or honey, which spike blood sugar (it all gets broken down to blood glucose anyway) which buys you a ticket on the sugar rollercoaster! I prefer to eat for balanced blood sugar and feel calm, satiated and energized throughout my day without the highs and lows.
In this recipe, I use just ¼ Cup of low GI yacon syrup, a prebiotic containing ‘fructooligosaccharides’ that get fermented (feed) your good gut bacteria and that has a much slower entry into our bloodstream than maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar or dates. For the chocolate, I use my sugar-free raw vegan chocolate bar recipe (see on my blog) in its liquid state to enrobe ½ of the bar, leaving the other half ‘nude’ to show off what’s inside! These are an absolute delight to have whenever you get the hankering for a snack or need a ‘roadie’ to pop something in your purse whilst you’re on the go (watch out if you dip in chocolate so it doesn’t melt!) The orange, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavor profile give this grain-free granola bar the perfect seasonal Autumn/ Fall feel!
There are a few steps to this recipe, as you will see below, but I promise you that the time you spend on these babies and if you follow my detailed directions and weighted ingredients below it will be well worth the work! These are so yummy!
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4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories300
- % Daily Value *
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.