Banting granola bars


I’ve found myself buying these paleo snack bars, which are just made from dates and nuts, but obviously the dates pushes the sugar content way up. So last night I made my own snack bars. And they are GOOD, although I haven’t mastered getting them into the perfect “bar” shape!

ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 cups mixed seeds and nuts
  • 1T cinnamon or mixed spice
  • 3T xylitol
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (or coconut flakes)
  • 4T tahini / nut butter (I used 2T tahini  and 2 T nut butter)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1t salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1T coco mixed with 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (put this in the freezer on a flat sheet once you’ve mixed them together and allow to freeze for 20 minutes – these will be your chocolate bits!)


  • Preheat oven to 180*
  • Mix all the ingredients (apart from chocolate bits) together in a blender and pulse and well combined (you should still be able to see the nuts/seeds)
  • Remove the chocolate bits from the freezer after 20 minutes and break it up into little shards, add this to the mix
  • Press tightly into a greased bread tin, compressing as much as possible
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool
  • Cut into bite sized bars