These No-Bake Homemade Granola bars are easy to make, delicious, and healthier than the boxed version. It’s a win/win recipe!
Just about every time we go to the grocery store, my kids ask for two things: granola bars and candy. I usually say no to the candy, but we go through boxes and boxes of granola bars. I decided it was high time I came up with a recipe for granola bars that were a little healthier than the boxed variety.
It took a couple tries, but I came up with a recipe that everyone in the family loves. Even I couldn’t stop sneaking tastes, and I’m not usually a fan of granola bars!
These homemade granola bars are no bake, and I love that about them. So easy to whip up! The hardest part is just pressing them into the pan. But once you get the mixture spread into your pan, if you just place another cookie sheet on top and press down, it makes it a lot easier.
Not only are these granola bars packed with protein, fiber, and other nutrients, but they are easy to package up for on the go snacks. Just wrap them up in plastic wrap, and toss them into a bag or container. Kids can literally grab one and eat it as they walk out the door. Trust me though, you’ll want to grab one too. They are soooo yummy!
I tried a few recipes for granola bars, and these were by far the winner. The Rice Krispies give them a nice airy crunch, so they are much easier to chew than other recipes I tried with just oats. And my kids could not even tell they have flax seed in them. I love it when I can sneak in some extra nutrition!
For extra flavor, you can toast the oats. I just pour mine onto a cookie sheet and bake them at 350° for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through. If you have a little extra time, I recommend it. It gives them a great nutty flavor.
Homemade Granola Bars
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 94mg Carbohydrates: 21g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 11g Protein: 4g
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