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These Homemade Pistachio-Raisin Bars Take Just 15 Minutes of Prep

Caitlin Bensel
Active time 15 min
Total time 1 hour 40 min
Yield

Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)

Why buy store-bought granola bars when it's so easy—and so much healthier—to make them at home? Switch them up with any dried fruit, nuts, or grains you like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped unsalted roasted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

Nutrition Information

  • calories 174
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • unsatfat 6 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sugars 9 g
  • added sugars 5 g
  • sodium 109 mg
  • calcium 2 % DV
  • potassium 4 % DV

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper; let excess hang over edge.

  2. Spread oats onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until toasted, about 12 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; cool.

  3. Place sunflower seed butter, agave syrup, and oil in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at high until warm, about 30 seconds; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and egg white.

  4. Add pistachios and raisins to oats. Pour sunflower seed butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until well combined. Using a spatula, press mixture firmly into prepared pan.

  5. Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cool completely on rack. Cut into 12 (4- x 1 1/3-inch) bars.