Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars

My oldest sister, Carol, gets credit for coming up with this recipe. She became Gluten Free about 10 years ago (before it was common) and had a hard time finding snacks that she could grab on the go and keep with her during the day… and so these glorious granola bars were born. I have been making these for over 6 years and everyone I have made these for raves about them. They are a great source of protein and are pretty healthy as they have no added sugar. My husband loves to eat them right before a workout.

You can make these in a 9×13 pan and slice them into bars, but they do not hold their shape quite as well. If you are a granola bar junkie like me, I highly recommend buying a silicon bar pan. It makes the process that much easier if you plan to start making these on a normal basis.

The recipe I have included below includes chocolate chunks, but you can substitute that with dried cranberries, or dried apricots – really any additions of your choice. These will keep up to 2 weeks if you keep them refrigerated and I actually prefer them cold. Enjoy!

Homemade Granola Bars

June 6, 2017
: Makes 24 Bars
: Easy

Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

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Ingredients
  • 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter (I like the natural oily kind)
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (1 stick)
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Organic Oats
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds (I pre-toast these in the oven before I add them to the granola mixture)
  • 1/2 Cup Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips/Chunks
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees.
  • Step 2 Coat pan lightly with butter.
  • Step 3 Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together well.
  • Step 4 Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Step 5 Bake 17 – 20 minutes.
  • Step 6 Cut into bars – wrap in wax paper and refrigerate in an airtight container.

 


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2 thoughts on “Homemade Granola Bars”

  • These bars are DELICIOUS, and they are the perfect post workout snack, because of their protein/carb ratio. Not to mention the high quality nutritious ingredients with no flour (gluten), sugar or dairy for those with allergies. Guilt-free eating!

  • These are delicious!!! I used my Pampered Chef Brownie pan (bought from other super smart DIL, Ali) and they came out in perfect squares when I flipped the pan. My son, Matt is a huge
    fan. We discovered that they freeze well so he is bringing half the batch home to Austin. A great pre-workout bust of energy. Love the chocolate CHUNKS!!!!

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