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The Best Granola Bars

The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword granola bars
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 397 kcal
Author Yvonne

Ingredients

  • 3 c. old fashioned oats
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ c. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 c. strawberry crispy fruit chews or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 c. praline pumpkin seeds or plain sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c. cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and scatter the oats on a cookie sheet. Toast, stirring at least once, for approx. 15 minutes until slightly golden and toasty.    

  2. Line a 9 X 9 pan with parchment paper or foil; large enough that the sides will cover the top of the bars once you fill the pan.

  3. While the oats toast heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan on the stove. Add the maple syrup, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Simmer over medium high heat.

  4. In a large bowl, cover the toasted oats with the hot liquid and stir to coat evenly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan.

  5. Fold the parchment or foil over the top of the granola in the pan and press to fill the corners and flatten. Let the granola bars set up in a cool dry place for at least an hour up to overnight. They will set faster in the freezer.

  6.  Turn them out of the pan onto a cutting board. Peel the parchment or foil away. Slice down the middle and then cut each half into 6 bars. Lay the bars on a clean piece of parchment or foil.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sugar Dish Me

Nutrition Facts
The Best Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.