These healthy granola bites are the perfect no-bake recipe to prep for the week! I love having a sweet and salty snack stashed in the freezer for when my sweet tooth hits. Anyone else need a lunch dessert? Because I do, and these are the best!
are these granola bites a healthy option?
Yes! But it definitely depends on the ingredients you use. I choose a granola that is refined sugar-free and generally lower in sugar. You can always make your own granola and use that as well! Other than that, it’s made with whole-food based ingredients.
Are they gluten-free and vegan?
Yes, depending on the ingredients you use! I use a gluten-free granola!
ingredients & substitutions
Granola: The star of the show, obviously! You can really use any flavor or variety in these. Switch it up – have some fun! I have been loving the Purely Elizabeth brand!
Sunflower seed butter: You can swap out the sunflower seed butter for any nut or seed butter. I have made these with peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini and they were all great.
Maple syrup: This is the sweetener and binder of the recipe. You can sub it out with your favorite sticky sweetener.
Chocolate Chips: This is for coating the granola crunch bites. I love Hu Kitchen, as it is refined sugar-free and tastes amazing! You can use the code “danishealthyeats” on their site for a discount!
Maca: This is totally optional but I love the taste and benefits of maca so I always add it in!
Let’s make some healthy granola bites
They couldn’t be easier! You just process the ingredients together, drop by spoonfuls onto a lined cookie sheet, and pop in the freezer for a bit so they can firm up. Then, when they’ve hardened, you’ll melt the chocolate, dip them, and return to the freezer to set up!
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Healthy Granola Bites
- 1/2-1 cup granola
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter or other nut butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 tsp maca (optional)
- 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
- Combine all of the ingredients, besides the granola and chocolate, until smooth. Stir in the granola. Add more if needed, you don't want the mixture to be runny.
- Drop by balls onto a cookie sheet and place in the freezer until firm.
- Melt the chocolate. Quickly dip each bite into the chocolate and return to the freezer to set. Enjoy!