No Bake Granola Bars
Serving Size:12|Prep Time:15minutes |Cook Time:30minutes to cool in the fridge

  1. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Measure oats, cinnamon, flaxseed meal and chopped pumpkin seeds into a large mixing bowl and combine dry ingredients.
  3. Measure nut butter, honey, and vanilla extract into microwave-safe bowl and place in microwave for 30-45 seconds to warm. Stir until combined and pour over oat mixture. Add in optional ingredients based on your preference (Note: if you add chocolate chips directly to warm mixture, they will melt. To prevent melting, add chocolate chips last, on top of pressed mixture, and press firmly into surface). Using a spoon or your hands, stir together all ingredients until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press firmly until mixture is evenly distributed and compressed.
  5. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cutting.
  6. Store in fridge for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 1 month.
Chef’s Narrative
Before hitting the trail, make these simple no bake granola bars packed with energy dense nutrients you need to fuel your body. Enjoy them mid-way or when you reach the end of your hike.
Recipe Substitutions
Almond or sunflower seed butter can be used in place of the peanut butter.
  • 1⅔cupgluten free quick-cooking oats
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • ½cupflaxseed meal
  • ½cuppumpkin seeds (pepitas), coarsely chopped or ground
  • cup100% ground peanut butter
  • cupwildflower honey or honey of choice
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • cupunsweetened dried fruit (optional)
  • cupmini chocolate chips-optional
  • cupchopped nuts-optional