If you are looking for some healthy granola bars from a homemade and very simple granola bar recipe, then keep reading because we have a healthy chewy granola bar recipe that we think you and your family will love.
This is one of those great recipes where we never need to go shopping to buy the ingredients. Using basically whatever we have in the cupboard, we are able to quickly get this made and in the fridge in next to no time.
And because there are so many variations, you never get bored with the taste or texture. Today we might make it with more nuts, and next time it will have dried fruit, or seeds, or whatever we fancy adding.
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
- Half a cup of honey
- Half a cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of peanuts
- Half a cup of rolled oats
- Quarter a cup of choc chips
- Quarter a cup of chia seeds
- 1 tsp of cinnamon.
- Grease or line a square 8 x 8 baking tin (we used one with a removable bottom for easy removal)
- Place all the nuts into a plastic bag and bash a few times with a steak tenderizer hammer to break them up
- Place the honey and peanut butter in a large saucepan and melt over a medium heat, stirring as you go
- After a few minutes, once the mixture is nice and runny, remove from the heat and quickly add the other chosen ingredients, stirring all the liquid throughout the dry ingredients
- Pour the granola into the lined or greased tin and use a flat paddle to press it down firmly
- Place the tin into the fridge for an hour to set
- Once set, remove the granola from the tin and using a very sharp knife, cut the slab into squares or bars
- Consume or place in an airtight container in the fridge.
Keep in mind you can basically add any different ingredients you like, as long as you always have enough melted peanut butter and honey to keep it all together. For that reason, we tend to keep our dry ingredients to 3 cups in total. Sometimes for extra taste and crunch, we place a few squares on some baking paper in a tray and pop it under the grill to brown the top. When warm, it also makes for a great dessert with custard or cream. Yum.
A special shout out to Lauren at Healthy Food For Living where we first saw this recipe idea.
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