Almond Butter, Apricot, and Pumpkin Seed Granola BarsLove making your own granola bars, but don’t want to use carb laden oats? Why not try transforming our Sola™ low carb granola into delicious chewy granola bars, with all the flavor and a lot less of those pesky carbs and sugars. You can substitute any of our granola flavors for different flavor variations. See the chef tips below for some ideas.
*Net carbs assist you in tracking carbohydrates that impact blood sugars. Dietary fiber and SOLA sweetener should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since they minimally impact blood sugar.
ServesMakes: 12 Bars
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 – 20 minutes
Ingredients1/2 cup (110 g) unsweetened smooth almond butter
2 Free range eggs
½ stick (55 g) unsalted butter (melted)
3 1/2 cups (one bag) Sola™ vanilla almond granola
¼ cup (50 g) Sola® sweetener
½ cup (100 g) chopped dried apricots
¼ cup (30 g) pumpkin seeds
Directions1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 12x12-inch nonstick baking pan butter and baking parchment.
2. In a large bowl, beat the almond butter, eggs, Sola® sweetener and melted butter with a handheld beater until smooth and creamy.
3. Add the Sola™ granola and stir well until fully mixed, pour into the baking pan and sprinkle over the chopped apricots and pumpkin seeds and gently press down.
4. Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing the granola into bars and serving.
Want to mix it up a bit and create some of your own exciting flavors? Why not try:
Chocolate peanut butter granola bars
Substitute peanut butter for the almond butter, Sola chocolate granola for the vanilla almond and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and low carb chocolate chunks instead of the pumpkin seeds and apricots
Maple Pecan Granola bars
Substitute peanut butter for the almond butter, Sola maple pecan granola for the vanilla almond and sprinkle with chopped pecans instead of the pumpkin seeds and apricots.