Granola Bars

Februari 02, 2019
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.

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8-12 bars
Category: Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: Vegan, American




Ingredients

    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)

Instructions

    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.

Nutrition

    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



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!





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