{Recipe} Heather Pace’s Grain Free Granola Bars {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo}

Back when I was writing the Nourished Village Cookbook, volume 1, I hired Heather Pace of SweetlyRaw.com to create recipes for the community. Here’s one of her contributions: “This is a completely grain free granola bar recipe that I really love. They store well in the freezer so I recommend making a double batch to keep some on hand at all times.”


1/3 cup maple syrup, honey, or agave
1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
3/4 cup blanched almond flour
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup hemp seeds
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons chia seed, ground in a coffee grinder


Preheat an oven to 350F.

In a bowl whisk together the maple syrup, nut butter, and coconut oil (all ingredients need to be at least room temperature). Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.

Grease an 8×8” pan with coconut oil. Press the mixture into the pan. Bake for 20 – 24 minutes or until golden on the top. Cool and then chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours before slicing.

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About Joanna Steven is an Amazon best-selling author, an attachment parenting mom to 2 boys, and a lover of food. Her mission is to inspire mothers and make their life easier so they feel nurtured, nourished, and better able to raise children in a peaceful way. She regularly updates her blog with delicious, wholesome recipes, and lifestyle tips for moms seeking to live motherhood to the fullest.

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