Hungry while on the Daniel Fast? You’ll love this easy Daniel Fast granola bar recipe. With just four ingredients, they’re super easy to make and can be ready in about 30 minutes! Perfect as a snack or breakfast idea while you’re fasting.
I have a whole list of Daniel Fast snacks (there’s also an easy fruit-and-nut bar recipe on my “snacks” page) and Daniel Fast breakfasts, but I wanted to create a stand-alone post for this particular granola bar recipe.
And, in case you’re wondering, YES, snacks are allowed on the Daniel Fast. They just need to be simple, minimally processed snacks, with no added sweeteners like sugar, stevia, etc. The idea of the Daniel Fast is to abstain from rich-tasting foods, animal products (yes, you’ll be vegan for awhile!), heavy foods, and processed foods.
What you’ll eat during this time of fasting is whole foods: mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains.
Yes, it can get expensive buying so many fruits and vegetables, but you can save money by purchasing them from Aldi. You can get many whole grain items (like oats, quinoa, rice, etc) at Aldi or Amazon. Both have very reasonable prices for many of these items.
We’ve completed the Daniel Fast many times together as a church when my husband was pastor, and also at the church we attended prior to pastoring. It’s always a wonderful, powerful time of growing deeper in the Lord.
Many people have gotten so much from their Daniel Fast that they decide to stay on it indefinitely. Maybe that will be you, too?
Daniel Fast Granola Bar Recipe
The only ingredients you’ll need in order to make these granola bars are quick oats (not instant oatmeal!), chopped walnuts, raisins, and bananas.
I like to use the smallest raisins I can find so I can get a little taste of them in each bite.
You’ll mash the bananas and then mix everything together in a medium size bowl. I used a large fork to do this.
Then, using my fork, I pressed the mixture evenly into a lightly oiled 8×8 baking dish.
As they’re baking, they smell amazing. There’s just something about the aroma of toasted oats that makes me happy. It’s the simple things, right?
Here they are — out of the oven, cooled, and sliced:
What’s been one of your favorite treats while on the Daniel Fast? Leave a comment and let me know!
If you're on the Daniel Fast and need a quick snack, you love this easy Daniel Fast granola bar recipe. With just four ingredients, they're super easy to make and can be ready in about 30 minutes!
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 large bananas, mashed
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly oil an 8x8 baking dish.
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
- Press mixture evenly into the baking dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
I like to use smaller sized raisins (like these). You could also use large raisins or even dates, but chop them into smaller pieces first.
Store in an airtight container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is estimated.
As you’re taking this time to grow closer to God, consider using a journal or my printable Time With God binder to record your thoughts and experiences. Just print it, use a three hole punch, and place into a three ring binder. It will help you stay accountable and ultimately get more from your Time With God.
A few money saving tools I recommend:
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