Homemade granola bars makes a great choice for a healthy, on-the-go snack. This recipe can be as simple or complex as you’d like it to be. It’s also versatile, so you can try different combinations to keep your taste buds on their toes.
Things you’ll need:
- Oil for greasing pans
- Food processer ( or chopping knife)
- Large mixing bowl
- Large baking pan- 23.50 x 33.75- 3L
- Small baking pan (for pressing)- 3qt
- 1 cup- Honey
- 3 cups- Rolled Oats
- 1 cup- Flour (Try whole wheat or other flours)
- 3 cups- whatever (WILDCARD)
- My favorite:
- ¾ cup- Walnuts
- ¾ cup- pecans
- ¾ cup- almonds
- ¾ cup- sunflower
- Try any kind of nuts, seeds, peanuts, peanut butter (cut back on honey), dried fruits, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, etc.
- My favorite:
- Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, or until edges are just golden.
Run the nuts through the food processor until they’re well chopped. You can also use a kitchen knife to chop the nuts but it’ll be much easier and more uniform with a processor.
Place the dry ingredients into a large bowl, pour in the honey, and mix well. It won’t seem like enough honey at first, but keep mixing, I promise it is. Once most of the honey is dispersed, I like to start mixing everything up with my hands.
Grease the large baking dish and the bottom of the smaller baking dish. Pour the granola in the larger dish, and use the smaller baking dish to pack the granola into place. Pay attention to the edges and press them down with your fingertips. Save the smaller baking dish for one more pressing after they’re baked.
Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, or until edges are golden. You want the edges to be just lightly golden. Left to bake any longer and the finished bars are going to be too dry.
Press the granola lightly with the smaller baking dish once more when they’re done, and cut while still warm.
Let the bars cool for a few minutes just so they hold together when you try to move them. Then cut once more to make sure the bars are separated from each other, and move the bars to a cooling rack.