Get your on-the-go snack on with this easy and healthy savory no bake granola bar recipe. Thank you to the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network for sponsoring this post as part of the #CrunchOn campaign with California Almonds.
The most popular recipe on my blog, hands down, is my versatile, tasty, and easy 5 Minute No Bake Granola Bars. I love that recipe, but decided it was time to mix it up. I wanted to stick with the no bake theme that everyone loves (the less effort, the better, am I right?), but introduce a savory component. The result? These delicious salty and sweet Honey Mustard Granola Bars.
I’ve been on the search for portable non-junk food savory afternoon snack options lately, and these fit the bill perfectly.
The star of these bars, besides the savory spices, is the almonds. As you guys know, I’m a huge almond fan – I eat them plain, in milk form, in my oatmeal, with a handful of dried fruit as an easy snack, in nut butter form, and more. They are just so tasty and versatile, and they add a great boost of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to the mix, too, so they really help to keep me full. Plus, I like the crunch!
These bars feature not only whole almonds, but sliced almonds and almond butter, too. #allthealmonds #yourewelcome
You’ll also find fiber-packed rolled oats and puffed brown rice cereal for a nice chewy texture, and the perfectly salty/sweet dijon mustard and honey combo. I love those flavors together! Finally, a little dried thyme is an unexpected but delicious addition that amps up the savory flavor.
As for the recipe, it couldn’t be easier. Basically, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, combine wet ingredients in another bowl, then add wet to dry, stir, press into a pan, refrigerate, and boom. Snack bars.
If you’re looking for a portable, nutritious, and tasty afternoon snack option that will keep you full longer than two seconds – make these. You won’t regret it!
Savory Honey Mustard Granola Bar (no bake)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Ingredients (8 to 12 bars)
- 2 cups puffed brown rice cereal
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (gluten free if necessary)
- 1/2 cup whole toasted almonds
- 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- In a large bowl, mix together the cereal, oats, almonds, salt, pepper, and thyme.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the mustard, honey, and almond butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Pack the mixture into a greased pan – 8×8 for thicker bars, 9×13 for thinner bars, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Cut into bars.Powered by Recipage
After the mixture has set in the fridge, I recommend cutting and storing them in the fridge individually wrapped in foil so you can easily grab and go!
Looking for more simple almond-packed afternoon snack recipes? Check out these old faves: