Low Carb “Granola” Bar Fat Bombs

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Over the past month, the hubs and I have started going to the gym. Nothing too crazy, just mostly strength training and a mile of cardio just for fun. I’m not so much the protein drink kind of gal, and although Quest bars are a nice treat, I don’t want to eat them every day.

So basically, I wanted a “granola.” I looked in my cabinets and threw a bunch of nuts and flavors together. To my surprise, it actually tasted really good. If I wasn’t going low carb and was just doing Paleo, I’d add in some dates and honey for sweetness and the added ooey-gooey.

So much for “protein” bars though, the macros are crazy, it’s 75% fat. You can cut this into 16 slices and they’ll be 3.5 net carbs each.

  • 1 cup high quality macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Butter (I used Nikki’s Pecan Pie Coconut Butter)
  • 1/4 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I use Dagoba 74% chocodrops)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract (or sugar-free vanilla something or other)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a blender, grind up everything for just a few seconds until blended
  3. Then, press it into a shallow glass baking dish. I used a shallow glass pie dish.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes or until it begins to brown on top
  5. Cut and enjoy!

Then you can cut them into little bars, or crumble it up to  eat in a bag. I like it both ways.


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