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    Healthy Thick Chewy Granola Bars

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    sawanybird's Note:

    This was adapted from King Arthur Flour, however I tried to use healthier ingredients. I love this recipe as it is extreamly easy and flexible. This is a basic granola bar that you can add anything to. I try to make this weekly as a quick on the go breakfest or a healthy snack during the day. I've double the recipe and keep extras in the freezer.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6-8

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 2/3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
    • 1/3 cup brown sugar (use more for a sweetness if you want it like store bought bars)
    • 1/3 cup oat flour (or 1/3 cup oats, processed till finely ground in a food processor or blender)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
    • 2 -3 cups dried fruits (* aprox 10 to 15 ounces) or 2 -3 cups nuts (* aprox 10 to 15 ounces)
    • 1/3 cup peanut butter (I use almond butter) or 1/3 cup another nut butter (I use almond butter)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
    • 6 tablespoons butter (melted) or 6 tablespoons margarine (melted)
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 2 tablespoons agave syrup (you can use light corn syrup if you do not have agave)
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Pre heat oven to 350°F Line an 8"x8"x2" pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease the parchment paper and the exposed pan or coat with a non-stick spray.
    2. 2
      Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, melted butter or margarine, liquid sweeteners, water, and nut butter until smooth. Toss the wet incredients witht eh dry until the mixture is evenly curmbly. Spread in the prepared pan, pressing them in firmly.
    3. 3
      Bake the bars for 28-35 minutes, until they're lightly browned on the edges. They will still sem soft and underbaked when you press the centre. Let cool fully before cutting in to squares with the serrated knife. I sometimes put them in the freezer befor cutting so the cut smoothly.
    4. 4
      Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
    5. 5
      *My favorite add ins are dried cherries, chocolate chips, pecans and seasme seeds. However you can add dried cranberries, apricots, apples, pears, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds, coconut, or any other dried fruit or nuts. I sometimes even add protien powder or dried greens.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy Thick Chewy Granola Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (65 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 381.4
     
    Calories from Fat 183
    48%
    Total Fat 20.3 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 9.0 g
    45%
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    10%
    Sodium 256.0 mg
    10%
    Total Carbohydrate 44.9 g
    14%
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    14%
    Sugars 21.3 g
    85%
    Protein 8.1 g
    16%

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    dried fruits

    agave syrup

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