Granola bars, a healthy snack, so convenient to eat on the go. You can also eat them for breakfast or even as a dessert. They’re so delicious and chewy.
Bars are so convenient to eat on the go, they’re super healthy and also taste amazing. Granola bars are my favorite ones and they’re extremely easy to make.
I’ve already shared a no-bake granola bars recipe wit you guys, but this one is baked and I think these bars are even better because they’re so delicious and chewy.
Although this is a baked recipe is so simple and requires just 9 ingredients! Or even less if you omit the ground cinnamon and the vanilla extract, as they’re optional.
No-bake granola bars are also stickier, so this version is better to eat on the blog. Both are great, so please give them a try!
Although I prefer to enjoy bars as a snack, you can have them for breakfast as well (especially if you’re in a hurry), or even as a dessert.
They’re great for children, students and people who exercise, but everybody can (and should) enjoy them.
You don’t have to use the same ingredients, just add what you have on hand, like others nut butters (like almond butter), flours (brown rice, oat or whole wheat flour), sweeteners (agave, rice or coconut syrup), nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews), dried fruits (dates, dried mango, dried apple) and seeds (chia, sesame or sunflower seeds).
Other ingredients can be added, like shredded coconut, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, chopped dark chocolate, cacao nibs, etc. These bars are so tasty just by themselves, but I have them with a glass of some plant milk whenever I can.
ingredients for granola bars
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this granola bars recipe:
- Rolled oats – Any type of oats will do, even quick or instant oats. I prefer to use rolled oats, though, as they’re healthier.
- Flour – Feel free to use any type of flour you have on hand. I used buckwheat flour.
- Pumpkin seeds – Any type of seeds is okay. You could even use more than one type. I prefer unsalted and raw seeds, but it’s up to you.
- Almonds – Feel free to add any nuts you have on hand, one, two or even more types of nuts. Unsalted and raw nuts are my favorite ones, but roasted and salted are also okay.
- Dried cranberries – Any dried fruits will do.
- Ground cinnamon – This ingredient is optional, but if you love cinnamon as I do, please give it a try.
- Peanut butter – Others nut butters are also a good choice, like almond butter for example.
- Maple syrup – It can be replaced by any liquid sweetener, like agave, rice, or coconut syrup.
- Vanilla extract – It’s also an optional ingredient. However, if you have some vanilla extract on hand, please use it because your chia pudding will taste even better.
how to make granola bars
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until well combined and smooth, stirring frequently.
- Add the mixture to the large bowl and stir until well combined.
- Then, transfer the mixture to a lined baking pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.
- Let it cool down completely, remove from the pan, cut into 8 to 12 bars, and enjoy!
looking for more snack recipes?
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- 2 cups rolled oats (180 g), gluten-free if needed
- 1/2 cup flour (70 g), I used buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup seeds (70 g), I used raw and unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup nuts (75 g), I used raw and unsalted almonds
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (70 g), I used dried cranberries
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
- 2/3 cup peanut butter (160 g)
- 2/3 cup maple syrup (170 ml)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
- Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl (rolled oats, flour, seeds, almonds, cranberries and cinnamon) and stir until well combined. Set aside.
- Add the wet ingredients to a saucepan (peanut butter, syrup and vanilla extract), stir and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until well mixed and smooth.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to the large bowl and stir until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a lined 8×8 inch (20×20 cm) baking pan. Use a spoon to arrange the mixture fairly evenly in the baking pan and press down firmly, using your hands or the bottom of a drinking glass, covered with parchment paper. Feel free to use a baking pan with a different size if you want.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let it cool down completely. Then remove from the baking pan and cut into 8 to 12 bars.
- Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 4-7 days.
- Serving Size: 1 of 12 bars
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 12.5 g
- Sodium: 69 mg
- Fat: 12.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 25.1 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 7.3 g