Introducing our delightful Homemade Granola Bars! These wholesome treats are perfect for those looking for a nutritious and satisfying snack option. Packed with nutritious ingredients like rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dates, they provide a fantastic balance of energy, protein, and healthy fats. Each bite offers a delightful combination of textures and flavors, making it hard to resist. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up during a busy day or a pre/post-workout snack, these homemade granola bars are a fantastic choice. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make and can be customized with your favourite ingredients.
So, let’s dive into the recipe and create a batch of these delicious bars that will keep you energized and satisfied throughout the day!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds or walnuts)
- 1/4 cup seeds (such as chia seeds or sunflower seeds)
- 1 cup pitted dates, chopped
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 cup nut butter (such as almond butter or peanut butter)
Servings: 12 bars Calories per serving: Approximately 200 calories Macro Nutrients per serving:
- Carbohydrates: 24g
- Protein: 5g
- Fat: 10g
- Fiber: 4g
- In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, chopped nuts, and seeds.
- In a food processor, blend the chopped dates until they form a sticky paste.
- In a small saucepan, warm the honey (or maple syrup) and nut butter over low heat until smooth and well combined.
- Pour the warm honey-nut butter mixture over the dry ingredients and add the date paste. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly coated.
- Transfer the mixture to a lined baking dish and press it down firmly to form an even layer.
- Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours, or until firm.
- Once firm, remove from the refrigerator and cut into bars.
- Store the granola bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Indulge in the goodness of our Homemade Granola Bars, a guilt-free snack that not only satisfies your cravings but also provides a range of health benefits. Packed with nutrient-dense ingredients like rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dates, these bars offer a wealth of goodness. The combination of fiber-rich oats and protein-packed nuts and seeds provides sustained energy, keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Dates add natural sweetness along with essential minerals like potassium and magnesium. Additionally, the healthy fats from the nuts and seeds contribute to heart health and provide a satisfying crunch.
These homemade granola bars are a convenient and delicious way to incorporate wholesome ingredients into your snacking routine. Say goodbye to store-bought bars filled with additives and preservatives, and enjoy the homemade goodness of these nutritious treats that nourish your body and support your well-being.