Honey Nut Sunflower Granola Bars

Honey Nut Sunflower Granola Bars

2013 is off to quite an amazing start. A lot of very exciting things are happening at Savory Simple headquarters. I can’t go into many details right now but you’ll probably be hearing less from me for the month of January (and possibly part of February). I will try to check in regularly, hopefully at least once per week.

I can say that I’m working on a very fun recipe project and I am so excited to share it with all of you soon! For now, here’s a tasty honey nut sunflower granola bar recipe that’s both vegan and gluten free. I recently discovered sunflower butter and am loving it in baked goods. The consistency is similar to nut butters but with a more unique flavor. These bars are not as soft and chewy as other granola bars I’ve shared; they’re more dense and firm. A bit crunchy without being dry. Enjoy!

Honey Nut Sunflower Granola Bars
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Serves: 8-9 bars
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup sunflower butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×9 brownie pan with parchment paper (allow two sides to hang over the edges for easy removal) and lightly grease with either cooking spray or coconut oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, slivered almonds and sunflower seeds.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the vanilla, coconut oil and honey.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry along with the sunflower butter. Stir well to make sure the mixture is evenly combined.
  5. Pour into the greased pan. Use plastic wrap or gloves to firmly press the mixture down evenly into the corners and flatten the top.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Look for browning around the edges.
  7. After removing from the oven, allow to cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes then finish cooling in the refrigerator until chilled.
  8. Use a knife to make 8 rectangle or 9 square bars. Wrap individually and chill.

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