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Raw Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bar Recipe

It’s that traveling time of year. School is out, vacations are starting. It’s also when I get busy in the kitchen making raw, vegan snacks that travel well. Because I know if I am in the airport, or in the car and I am hungry I might eat something I normally wouldn’t touch if I don’t have my tasty snacks.

 

Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bars @Rawmazing.com

 

But when I have my little treats, I am never tempted to snack on the things that are usually on my “I really don’t want to eat that because I know I will feel like crap if I do” list. And if you find yourself in an airport, or at a truck stop, the healthy options can be tough to find while the unhealthy ones are a dime a dozen.

 

Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bars @Rawmazing.com

 

For this granola bar recipe, I wanted a bar that I knew would keep hunger at bay and give me some great nutrients. I was not shy as I threw together the ingredients. There are a lot of nutritional powerhouses in these! The stars of these bars are dried blueberries and dried apricots. Cacao nibs, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds and a few other tasty ingredients rounded out the batch. Make them with gluten free oats and you don’t have to worry about gluten! I have also included instructions for baking if you don’t have a dehydrator and don’t care if they are raw or not.

 

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11 Comments

  1. rina wrote on May 23, 2016

    thank you for these delicious recipes

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  2. Ellina wrote on August 22, 2015

    Just made them. So delicious. Trying to get off sugar and sweets and think these bars might help me transition to a healthier alternative

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  3. Ellen Allard wrote on July 5, 2015

    Could I make these without the coconut butter?

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    • Susan wrote on July 6, 2015

      Hi, Ellen, The coconut butter helps hold them together. You could try an almond butter but as it doesn’t harden like coconut butter, they might be quite squishy. 🙂

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  4. Thalia @ butter and brioche wrote on June 21, 2015

    I love granola bars and often make my own but I never have tried a de-hydration method before. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. Sara wrote on June 18, 2015

    This recipe looks amazing- is there something I can use in place of flax?

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    • Susan wrote on June 18, 2015

      Hi, Sara, You could try chia seeds. Cheers!

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  6. Anna wrote on June 12, 2015

    sounds delicious 🙂 yumm

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  7. tamara wrote on June 10, 2015

    This look sooo yummy! Can’t wait to make them. Thanks!

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    • Susan wrote on June 10, 2015

      Hi, Justin, No, I don’t soak the chia seeds. They do not need soaking. They are actually easy to digest. Cheers!

      Reply

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