Homemade Granola Bars for On-the-Go Snacking
When life’s pace picks up, and you need a nutritious and delightful snack to keep you fueled, these Homemade Granola Bars step in. With a perfect balance of wholesome ingredients and irresistible flavors, these bars are a must-have in your snacking repertoire.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or your choice)
- 1/2 cup dried fruits (raisins, cranberries, apricots)
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine oats, chopped nuts, and dried fruits.
- In a saucepan, gently warm honey or maple syrup along with nut butter, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well coated.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and press it down firmly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
- Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting them into desired sizes.
- Individually wrap the bars for convenient on-the-go snacking.
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 12 granola bars
These Homemade Granola Bars are the perfect blend of chewy, crunchy, and sweet. Packed with wholesome ingredients, they are an ideal snack for your busy days.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 180 | Fat: 8g | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 4g
When you bite into these homemade granola bars, you’re met with a medley of textures and flavors that’s both satisfying and energizing. The combination of rolled oats, nuts, and dried fruits offers a delightful chewiness, while the touch of honey or maple syrup brings a gentle sweetness that’s perfectly balanced. Whether you’re rushing between meetings or setting off on an outdoor adventure, these bars provide the sustenance you need.
Making your own granola bars not only allows you to customize the ingredients to your liking but also ensures you’re enjoying a snack free from artificial additives. Plus, the convenience of individually wrapped bars means you can effortlessly grab one whenever hunger strikes. So, why settle for store-bought when you can whip up a batch of these delectable granola bars? Prepare a batch, share them with friends and family, and savor the goodness in every bite.