Goji Berry & Pistachio Granola Bars

goji berries granola bars

So, not only the Holidays are fast approaching. The school year is too. The kids actually start next week and quite frankly, we’re not ready for it. At all.

We’ve been putting off going out to buy school supplies for weeks. I think we hid the list the day we got it and have been ignoring it ever since… Which means by now the stores will be almost out of everything, and the trip is going to be even more dreadful… But now, we have no choice. No more procrastinating! Time to suck it up and do it.

But looking at the bright side, we’re not ALL that unprepared for school! When it comes to food, we’re on top of the game… as expected. Starting with these granola bars.

goji berries granola bars

You’ll be amazed how easy they are to make! And the best part, you can “customize” them, by adding your favorite ingredients. We love this Goji berry and pistachio combination. We also love dark chocolate, walnuts and dried cranberries. And how about pumpkin seeds, raisins and almonds? The combinations are endless!

So go ahead, have fun with it! And if you would like to share your creations with us, we’re all ears 🙂


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Goji berry& pistachio granola bars
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Recipe type: Breakfast / Snack
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups oats
  • ¼ cup shelled salted pistachios, chopped
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds
  • ⅓ cup honey organic or agave nectar (here we used Wholesome Sweeteners)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2½ tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup dried Goji berries (here we used Navitas )
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange oats in a single layer and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, keeping an eye so they don't burn. Set aside to cool
  2. Transfer oats to a large bowl. Add chopped pistachios and flax seeds and toss well
  3. In a small sauce pan, combine honey or agave with vanilla extract and coconut oil. Cook over medium low hear, stirring constantly until the coconut oil has melted. Whisk in almond butter and and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes until well incorporated.
  4. Remove from heat and add Goji berries. Pour mixture over oats and mix well with a wooden spoon, making sure they are well coated
  5. Coat a 11inx7in non stick baking pan with cooking spray. Transfer oat mixture evenly, pressing it well into the pan (the more you press it, the better the bars will stick together!). Refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours), remove from pan and cut into bars. Makes about 12 bars (depending on the size you want them). Keep the bars refrigerated

goji berries granola bars




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42 Responses to Goji Berry & Pistachio Granola Bars

  1. Raquel August 21, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I am obsessed with granola bars but I hate buying them but I have never found a good recipe. These look and taste amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

    • Vicky & Ruth August 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

      Thank you Raquel, be creative and try new combinations!

  2. Danielle August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    This delicious snack is delightfully chewy and gives you a burst of energy for the day’s adventure!

    • Vicky & Ruth August 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      Thank you Danielle. We are so glad you liked them. Stop by to say goodbye and good luck in college!

  3. john@kitchenriffs August 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    A lot of schools have already started in the US (though many also start in September). It’s crazy how early some start here! Anyway, terrific looking granola bars. I’ll take pistachio in anything! Good stuff – thanks.
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  4. Monet August 21, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Oh I can’t wait until I can make granola bars for little Lucy…but I definitely don’t want to think about her going to school yet! These look so good. Full of healthy ingredients that we all need more of in our life. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Sina @ thekosherspoon August 22, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I love this recipe. I’ll be making it soon!
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  6. Alison@Alibabka August 23, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    So healthy and looks fantastic! Full of so many wonderful ingredients!

  7. Melinda (Kitchen Tested) August 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    These are so fun! I love all those colors.
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  8. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 24, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    Estas barritas me vendrán de miedo cuando empiece el instituto. Qué sanas y qué pinta más buena que tienen 🙂 ¡Gracias por compartir la receta!
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    • Vicky & Ruth August 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

      Muchas gracias. Esperamos que te gusten.

  9. Natural Source Biotech Co., Ltd August 25, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Love goji berries very much,Thank you for your very good idea to use it!

    By the way,we also offer goji berrry in Ningxia,China.For you need just contact us!

  10. Hindy August 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    These granola bars look amazing and so colorful!
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  11. Whitney @ Jewhungry August 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    I NEED to make these for work. They look so healthy, filling and delicious!
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  12. Ronnie Fein August 26, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Wow, you can almost grab these right out of the computer page. Fabulous. And healthy. Sending this to my daughter — she has an app/website dedicated to packing healthy lunches for kids (www.lalalunchbox.com)

  13. Cass @foodmyfriend August 27, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    The colour is incredible! I go through a muesli bar making stage every year and I totally want to go through it right now with these bars.
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    • Vicky & Ruth August 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

      Great, we are so glad you like them. Please let us know what you think when you make them.

  14. Melissa {lilmisscakes} August 28, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

    I love the idea of customizing this snack, would be perfect treat for after school!
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  15. Rena @ No Way That's Healthy! August 29, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    These look amazing! I need to try them asap! Thanks!

    • Vicky & Ruth August 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you so much. Let us know what you think and what variation you used.

  16. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn August 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    So healthy and colorful. I wonder if my kids would eat these!
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    • Vicky & Ruth August 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      kids are attracted to colors, so why not try some healthy natural colors. Our kids loved these bars. Let us know if you end up making them.

  17. Vicky & Ruth August 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Happy to say that the people at honest cooking also liked these granola bars!
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  18. melissa @ my whole food life September 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    These look amazing. I love finding new snack bar recipes. I like how you used goji berries too. So healthy and delish.
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  19. Reva Nelson October 12, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Great recipe. I substituted pepitas for the pistachios and sun butter for the almond butter since my kids’ school is nut-free. Plus added chocolate chips. Came out perfectly.

    • Vicky & Ruth October 15, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

      Great changes, that’s what makes this granola recipe so great it can be customized!

  20. Natali November 19, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    Made these for a friend as a guilt-free, ‘healthy alternative’, and now he’s hooked. Can’t wait to try different combinations. Thank you for the recipe (we’re even enjoying it in sunny Cape Town, South Africa)!

    • Vicky & Ruth November 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      So happy that our recipes traveled as far as South Africa. So glad that your friend liked them. Please share with us your different combinations.


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