Goji Berry Granola Bars

Goji Berry Granola Bars

Granola bars are great for an afternoon pick-me-up or energizing snack.

Sadly, many store-bought versions are made with processed oils, preservatives, and a ton of refined sugar.

Thankfully, we have options…

Homemade granola bars are easy to make and can be adjusted to suit your taste preferences and health goals.

And, there’s always room for healthy superfood add-ins like goji berries, maca, and coconut oil.

I feature goji berries in this easy recipe.

Goji Berry Granola Bars

I hate to admit this, but here goes… I got a bag of goji berries especially for developing this recipe and snacked on them so much I had to buy another bag just so I could make these granola bars! That’s how good they are!

If you’ve never tasted a goji berry, you’re in for a treat. They are neither sweet nor sour but have a unique flavor that blends well in sweet or savory dishes.

One of the things I like best about WFN Goji Berries, besides their amazing flavor? They are tested for multiple pesticides and herbicides. I can trust that they are truly organic.

The gorgeous red color of goji berries really pops in a granola bar. Peeking through the layers of oats, they add visual interest as well as delicious flavor.

Perfect for school lunches, after-school snacks, road trips, and picnics, I’m certain you’ll love these nutritious goji berry granola bars!

Do you love goji berries? What are your favorite superfoods to add to granola bars?

Goji Berry Granola Bars
The gorgeous red color of goji berries really pops in a granola bar. Perfect for school lunches, after-school snacks, road trips, and picnics, I'm certain you'll love these nutritious goji berry granola bars!
Servings8 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats in a blender or food processor and pulse once or twice to chop slightly.
  3. Place chopped oats into a large bowl and add the coconut, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and cinnamon.
  4. In a small pan, gently toast the walnut pieces until fragrant (this is entirely optional, but adds a nice flavor). Once toasted, add to the oat mixture and stir to combine.
  5. Place the honey and almond butter into a small pot and warm briefly to help blend them together. Whisk until well incorportated.
  6. Add the chia seeds to the warm honey/almond butter mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Add the vanilla and stir again.
  8. Pour mixture into dry ingredinets and stir until all the oats are coated and ingredients are well mixed.
  9. Let cool for a few minutes and add the chocolate chips. Stir to distribute throughout.
  10. Place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until set.
  11. Slice into bars while cold. You will need a very sharp knife.
  12. Store bars in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

If you want to make granola bars gluten-free, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.

To make the recipe dairy free, choose dairy-free chocolate chips (or make your own).

Because of the amount of almond butter in this recipe, the granola bars tend to soften at warmer temperatures and are best stored in the refrigerator.

The consistency of the almond butter you use will impact the recipe. If the bars appear too wet to hold together, add more oats.

I used homemade almond butter that was quite thick and it held together well using the ratios above. A runnier almond butter will require more oats.

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