Home Made Granola Bars

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Home Made Granola Bars

Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestShare via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestAlexis Davidson Kornblum via lexiscleankitchen.comGranola bars are the ideal snack when you're pretty hungry but don't have the time to sit down and fix yourself something heartier like hummus and veggies or apples and nut butter. They're perfectly portable and, when made well, full of protein, fiber, and complex carbs—the nutrients that keep you full.Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought granola bars tend to sneak in things you might not necessarily want, like unpronounceable mystery ingredients and added sugar, often in amounts comparable to that of a candy bar. It's frustrating to think you've made a healthy choice, only to learn from the nutrition label that you've been duped.The easiest way to solve this problem once and for all? Make your own granola bars so you'll always know exactly what's going into them. These 13 granola bar recipes are a great place to start. Many of them do call for added sugar, but you can skip the sweeteners if they're something you're trying to avoid.Share via PinterestSarah Bond via liveeatlearn.com1Inside-Out Granola Bars from Live Eat LearnThis recipe puts all your favorite parts of a granola bar right on top: chocolate, fruit, nuts, you name it. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestLindsay Ostrom via pinchofyum.com2The Best Soft Granola Bars from Pinch of YumPerfect when you're in the mood for a satisfying granola bar but don't want something too crunchy. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestAlexis Davidson Kornblum via lexiscleankitchen.com3Trail Mix Granola Bars from Lexi's Clean KitchenTrail mix fiend? This is the bar for you. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestAmanda Drzodz via runningwithspoons.com4No-Bake Sweet and Salty Granola Bars from Running With SpoonsGluten-free, no-bake, sweet, and salty—is there anything more you could want? Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestElizabeth Stark via brooklynsupper.com5Chewy Black Mission Fig from Brooklyn SupperAside from a couple tablespoons of honey (which acts as the glue that keeps these bars together), there's no added sugar in these. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestErin Clarke via wellplated.com6Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from Well PlatedIf you prefer a sweeter bar, Well Plated highly suggests saying yes to the optional frosting topping. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestBrittany Mullins via eatingbirdfood.com7Curried Almond Granola Bars from Eating Bird FoodCurry in a granola bar? Yes, and it is amazing, spicy perfection. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestLee Hersh via fitfoodiefinds.com8Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars from Fit Foodie FindsLike a peanut butter–Nutella sandwich, but much less messy and easier to transport. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestTaylor Kiser via foodfaithfitness.com9Tropical Quinoa Homemade Protein Bars from Food Faith FitnessFood Faith Fitness uses puréed chickpeas to up the protein count and smooth out the texture of these chewy bars. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestKrista Rollins via joyfulhealthyeats.com10Lemon-Blueberry Oatmeal Bars from Joyful Healthy EatsThese bars are extra fruity and bright thanks to fresh blueberries and a couple tablespoons of lemon juice. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestTiffany Azure via lecremedelacrumb.com11Honey-Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars from Creme de la CrumbPumpkin spice lovers, you didn't think we forgot about you, did you? Creme de la Crumb makes these bars extra decadent by drizzling them with melted white chocolate. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestDana and John Shultz via minimalistbaker.com12Super Seedy Granola Bars from Minimalist BakerPacked with hemp, flax, sunflower, and chia seeds, these bars are, well, super seedy! Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestGina Homolka via skinnytaste.com13Banana Split Bars from Skinny TasteDried cherries, bananas, walnuts, and a splash of vanilla extract make these bars taste just like a certain ice cream sundae. Get the recipe here.Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestKeywordsgranola bars, breakfasts, snacks

Home Made Granola Bars

Share via facebook dialogShare via TwitterShare via PinterestAlexis Davidson Kornblum via lexiscleankitchen.comGranola bars are the ideal snack when you're pretty hungry but don't have the time to sit down and fix yourself something heartier like hummus and veggies or apples and nut butter. They're perfectly portable and, when made well, full of protein, fiber, and complex carbs—the nutrients that keep you full.Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought granola bars tend to sneak in things you might not necessarily want, like unpronounceable mystery ingredients and added sugar, often in amounts comparable to that of a candy bar. It's frustrating to think you've made a healthy choice, only to learn from the nutrition label that you've been duped.The easiest way to solve this problem once and for all? Make your own granola bars so you'll always know exactly what's going into them. These 13 granola bar recipes are a great place to start. Many of them do call for added sugar, but you can skip the sweeteners if they're something you're trying to avoid.Share via PinterestSarah Bond via liveeatlearn.com1Inside-Out Granola Bars from Live Eat LearnThis recipe puts all your favorite parts of a granola bar right on top: chocolate, fruit, nuts, you name it. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestLindsay Ostrom via pinchofyum.com2The Best Soft Granola Bars from Pinch of YumPerfect when you're in the mood for a satisfying granola bar but don't want something too crunchy. Get the recipe here.Share via PinterestAlexis Davidson Kornblum via lexiscleankitchen.com3Trail Mix Granola Bars from Lexi's Clean KitchenTrail mix fiend? This is the bar for you. Get the recipe here.

Home Made Granola Bars

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Granola bars are the ideal snack when you're pretty hungry but don't have the time to sit down and fix yourself something heartier like hummus and veggies or apples and nut butter. They're perfectly portable and, when made well, full of protein, fiber, and complex carbs—the nutrients that keep you full.Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought granola bars tend to sneak in things you might not necessarily want, like unpronounceable mystery ingredients and added sugar, often in amounts comparable to that of a candy bar. It's frustrating to think you've made a healthy choice, only to learn from the nutrition label that you've been duped.The easiest way to solve this problem once and for all? Make your own granola bars so you'll always know exactly what's going into them. These 13 granola bar recipes are a great place to start. Many of them do call for added sugar, but you can skip the sweeteners if they're something you're trying to avoid.

Home Made Granola Bars

DirectionsToast Oats and NutsHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom and sides of a 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil. Then lightly oil or spray with cooking spray. Add oats and almonds to a small baking sheet then bake 5 minutes, stir and bake another 3 to 5 minutes until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large bowl. Make BarsCombine butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract and the salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves. Pour butter mixture in to bowl with toasted oats and almonds. Mix well. Let cool about 5 minutes then add cranberries and a 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine. (The chocolate chips will most likely melt a little. This is fine, they turn into glue and help to hold the bars together). Transfer oat mixture to lined pan then use a rubber spatula or damp finger tips to firmly press the mixture into the pan. (Press hard here, this way the bars will stay together once cooled and cut — We press for about one minute to be extra safe). Scatter remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips over pressed granola mixture then use a rubber spatula to gently press them into the top. Cover then refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove block of granola mixture from pan then peel away aluminum foil. Cut into 12 bars. Store bars in an airtight container for up to one week. For the softest bars, keep at room temperature. For slightly harder bars, store in the fridge.

Home Made Granola Bars

Have you ever made homemade granola bars? I did for the first time a few years ago to take with us on a trip to Yellowstone. They were delicious bits of heaven and I’ve been making that same recipe often for years. The other day I got a crazy idea to turn granola bars into one of my giant “# of this thing you should make” recipe posts and now I can’t be stopped! I have literally made granola bars at least three times a week for the last month. They are awesome! They taste delicious, they travel well, they make great little gifts to take over to friends, and they are just plain easy to put together. Need a snack for preschool, after t-ball, or to take in the car to a game? I’ve got you covered.

Home Made Granola Bars

Home Made Granola Bars

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Home Made Granola Bars