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.
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 Wildly Organic 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?
- 1-1/3cup oats
- 3/4cup Wildly Organic Fine Coconut Flakes
- 1cup Wildly Organic Almond Butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Wildly Organic Pumpkin Seeds
- 1tablespoon Wildly Organic Chia Seeds
- 3/4cup Wildly Organic Dried Goji Berries
- 1/2cup chocolate chips or Wildly Organic Cacao Nibsoptional
- 1/4 cup Wildly Organic Walnutsfinely chopped
- 1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1teaspoon cinnamon
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), or use Wildly Organic Cacao Nibs.
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.