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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Wondering how to make healthy homemade granola bars? These are simple to put together, no bake and ultra chewy!
Course Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 20 bars
Calories 137
Author Nora

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips OR cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds optional for an extra boost in nutrients
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Liquid Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter I use an all-natural one
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang so you can easily lift out the bars later.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir the liquid ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Evenly spread the mix in the prepared pan and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until firm. Cut into bars and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for 1 month.

Notes

I cut these into relatively small bars because they are so rich and satisfying. And then I usually have two, but my kids will have one. Feel free to make larger bars if you need more substantial snacks or are making these for a quick grab and go breakfast.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg