Let’s be real here. I get granola FOMO sometimes. For what seems like a few years now, I’ve oogled at granola parfaits and granola bars and always got bummed out that there weren’t any brands that suited our dietary needs.
Because I’m weary of store-bought granola, I’ve made my own granola here and there, though I still crave the ease and flavors of a store-bought bag. Problem is, whenever I try for store-bought brands, they’re packed with sugar and oats, and a bunch of other things that make Jaryd’s blood sugar spike and are really not worth it. It’s always been a frustration of mine but I came to accept that maybe we weren’t meant to be granola people.
Then one day, the clouds opened up, the angels began to sing, and I got an intriguing email. Paleo Passion Foods make a grain free granola that is not only paleo, but low carb and gluten free. For 1/4 cup of granola it’s 3-4 net carbs which is pretty awesome if you ask me.
This granola is hands down my favorite on the market. They come in three different flavors: Caribbean Coconut, Maple Cinnamon, and Choco-Nuts. I can’t pick favorites because all flavors are really delicious in their own right. I wiiiill say that the Choco-Nuts was finished first.
If you’re looking to try it out (definitely recommend!!), you can use my promo code “PINENUT15” for 15% off your order at Paleo Passion Foods plus free shipping!!
Paleo Passion Foods granola is so chunky and clustery and while it’s perfect for snacking by itself, or on top of yogurt or a smoothie, I decided to take it one step further.
I’ve often been asked if I have a granola bar recipe on the blog and I’ve always put it off. I decided it might be fun to use Paleo Passion Foods granola for a fun bar recipe that’s perfect for any breakfast, dessert, or snack in between (you know how I roll).
It’s super simple with only a handful of ingredients. Here we go! Let’s make some Paleo Passion Granola Bars!!
First, place a layer of the granola down on a lined bread pan.
Then, in a bowl, whisk together the natural peanut butter (almond butter works too!), agave (honey or maple syrup works for strict paleo), and coconut oil.
Drizzle the peanut butter mixture on top of the granola, making sure to spread it out evenly and cover the granola. I didn’t do the best job at this and I think making sure it’s spread evenly will ensure it doesn’t break apart when you go to cut it.
I didn’t spread it enough into the corners (see below) and I wish I did!!
Then, place another layer of the granola on top of the peanut butter.
Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with any additional granola you wish.
Place it in the freezer for about an hour and then cut them into 8 bars.
While these are amazing straight from the freezer, if you leave them out the peanut butter melts and gets kind of caramel-y and it’s HEAVEN.
- 2 cups Paleo Passion Foods granola (flavor of your choice! I used Maple Cinnamon)
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
- First, place a single layer of the granola down on a lined bread pan.
- Then, in a bowl, whisk together the natural peanut butter, agave (honey or maple syrup works), and coconut oil.
- Drizzle the peanut butter mixture on top of the granola, making sure to spread it out evenly and cover the granola. I didn't do the best job at this and I think making sure it's spread evenly will ensure it doesn't break apart when you go to cut it.
- Then, place another layer of the granola on top of the peanut butter.
- Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with any additional granola you wish.
- Place in the freezer for about an hour and then cut them into 8 bars.
- While these are amazing straight from the freezer, if you leave them out the peanut butter melts and gets kind of caramel-y and it's HEAVEN.
- Per serving: Calories 286; Fat 22.5g (Sat 8.9g); Protein 5.8g; Carb 20.5g (net carbs 17g); Fiber 3.5g; Sodium 38mg
Grab yo milk or almond milk because things are about to go dowwwwn!! Enjoy!! xo
Thank you so much to Paleo Passion Foods for sponsoring this post and supporting thetoastedpinenut.com!!! I feel so lucky to work with my favorite brands and share them with you! xo