Easy to make reduced fat chewy peanut butter granola bars with raisins and mini chocolate chips are naturally sweetened and a snap to make in your InstantPot pressure cooker!
Author: Peter | Simple Nourished Living
8tablespoonspowdered peanut butter
1cupquick cooking oats
⅓cuppure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
¼teaspoonfine sea salt
¼cupmini chocolate chips
You definitely want to use pure maple syrup to make these naturally sweetened granola bars and not pancake syrup. Pure maple syrup is simply tree sap that has been boiled down with no additional ingredients or refined sugars. Pancake syrup on the other hand—think Hungry Jack, Aunt Jemima or Log Cabin brands—are made with corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water, cellulose gum, caramel color, salt, natural and artificial flavors (like maple extract), sodium benzoate and sorbic acid among other fillers.You can also substitute 8 tablespoons (½ cup) natural peanut butter (instead of mixing your own with peanut butter powder and water), but your granola bars will have more calories, fat and most importantly be higher in Points.Feel free to swap out any additions:
Don't like raisins, try dried cranberries, cherry or dates (or any other dried fruit, diced as necessary).
Leave out the mini chocolate chips, or try peanut butter chips for a double peanutty granola bar or shredded coconut for a tropical taste.
Sdd some chopped nuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds (pepitas), if desired.
To keep these bars gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, be sure to use oats labeled "gluten free" and Enjoy Life Mini Mini Chips.Remember to adjust your WW Points when making any ingredient substitutions.Serving size: 1 granola bar (1/10th recipe)Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.4*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Instant Pot Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 granola bar (1/10th recipe))
Calories 153Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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