Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars - Improv Healthy Vegan Recipe

We’re going to make up a recipe together, and create some homemade granola bars! So that we don’t have to worry about the honey and milk powder that are often put in storebought granola bars. Plus we can put in whatever fruits and nuts/seeds we want!

They were crumbly out of the oven, but once they chilled in the fridge they were perfect: firm, chewy, and so delicious! They’re nice and filling, making for a great snack or breakfast to-go.

Update: I have one left, and still just as good as the day we made them – 10 weeks later!!

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars - Improv Healthy Vegan Recipe
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Homemade Granola Bars

With a base of peanut butter and Bee Free Honee (or maple syrup), these homemade granola bars are filling, dense, chewy and delicious - perfect for packing up to take with lunch, for snacks, or as a to-go breakfast.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola bars
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter or another nut/seed butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or Bee Free Honee
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole grain flour I used amaranth flour

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, bee free honee/maple syrup, and non-dairy milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the spices, seeds, and dried fruit. Stir until combined.
  • Add the oats and flour, and stir until combined.
  • Spread a small amount of coconut oil in an 8x13" baking pan, and then press the oat mixture in evenly and flatten the top. Put the pan in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until just browned around the edges.
  • Let cool, and then put the pan in the fridge until fully chilled.
  • Cut into squares or bars, and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Notes

Swap the seeds and dried fruit for any other nuts, seeds or dried fruits you like. Try chopped almonds, dried figs, apricots, or anything else.
Tried this recipe?Tag me @HeatherNicholds so I can see!

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