My husband loves granola bars. He's like a 29-year old with the appetite of a growing teenager and needs a lot of snacks between meals to sustain his high energy levels.
(He's also a massage therapist, like I am, so I understand the need for calories).
But buying granola bars every week can get pricey, especially if you opt for good quality ones without added preservatives and toxic hydrogenated oils. Not to mention the waste! Oh, so many wrappers...
Fortunately, homemade granola bars are the easiest recipe. They are filling, nutrient-dense, and much healthier than most of what you can find in the store for a fraction of the price.
This recipe includes a base that I use for all my granola bar recipes. The add-ins can be mixed up each time you make it, depending on what you have in your pantry and what your body needs that week.
On this blog, we're not usually big on long novel-like stories on our recipes... We like to keep it simple and to the point, so you can get cooking...
I'm going to go into this one a bit more, though, since it is more versatile and you'll have to play with it a bit to find what works for you.
Honestly, I just eyeball these for measurements. I measured it the first few times to get the consistency right (if you don't have enough base, it can get crumbly) but as I got used to it, measuring felt like a waste of time.
Put the above ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on low on the stove, stirring constantly until smooth.
Now for the rest of the base.
Now, the add-ons.
This is the part where you can get creative. I just wing it every time, honestly.
What else sounds good to you? Let me know in the comments below!
Mix together in a bowl, press into a 9x9 pan, and let it set in the fridge. Ta-da, you've got granola bars!
Easy, homemade granola bars with healthy ingredients and no wrapper waste! A versatile recipe: Just follow the base and mix up the nuts, seeds, and other add-ins to make it your own.
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