Tag Archives: Granola

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 

Another favorite granola bar recipe!  These are easy to make and taste great.  The recipe was originally a “no-bake” recipe, but they fell apart really easily, so I decided to try baking them.  They hold up really well after baking.

 

Ingredients:
4 Cups Oats
2 Cups Puffed Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (crunchy or add some finely chopped peanuts)
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
3 teaspoons Vanilla

 

Preheat oven to 325°F and line a 9X13 inch pan with parchment paper, letting it hang over the edges slightly.  Spray the parchment paper with non-stick spray.

Combine oats and cereal together in a large bowl.

In a medium saucepan, combine honey, brown sugar, peanut butter and butter.  Bring to a bubble over medium/high heat.  Reduce and simmer until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour into the large bowl with the oat/cereal mixture.  Fold together until completely combined.  Press firmly into the prepared pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes for chewy and 25-30 minutes for crunchy.  Press with a lightly oiled spatula right when they come out of the oven.  Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

 

Yield: 9X13 inch pan of granola bars

*Note: Use gluten free oats and cereal if you need this to be gluten free

 

-Recipe slightly adapted from Pennies & Pancakes-

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

 

This Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars recipe if one of my favorites.  They are very quick to make and are kept fresh in the refrigerator.  They hold up well at room temperature, so they are great to take with you for an on-the-go snack.  This recipe is easily doubled and baked in a 9X13 inch dish.

 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Puffed Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts
3/4 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Peanut Butter

 

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line an 8X8 inch pan with parchment paper, letting it hang over the edges slightly.  Spray the parchment with non-stick spray.

Combine oats, cereal, nut and raisins together in a large bowl.

Combine homey, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and peanut butter together in a medium bowl.  Pour into the large bowl with the oat mixture.  Fold together until completely combined.

Press firmly into the prepared pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes for chewy and 25-30 minutes for crunchy.

Press with a lightly oiled spatula right when they come out of the oven.  Let cool completely before cutting.

 

Yield: 8X8 Inch Pan Granola Bars

*Note: Use gluten free oats and puffed rice cereal if you need it to be gluten free.

-Recipe from Old World Garden Farms-

Nutty Cinnamon Raisin Granola

 

This Nutty Cinnamon Raisin Granola is full of nuts and deliciousness! This granola is grain free and sugar free…and so very yummy.  Use any combination of nut you like.  For the almond or pecan meal flour listed in the ingredients, you can either buy the flour or just grind up some nuts until it’s a powder.  The same goes for the chia seed meal.  A coffee grinder will turn the chia seeds into a nice powder very quickly.  I hope you try this deliciously nutty, Nutty Cinnamon Raisin Granola recipe!

 

 

Ingredients:
4 Cups Nuts (Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts)
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1/2 Cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Almond or Pecan Meal Flour
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/4 teaspoon Liquid Stevia
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Flax Seeds
1/4 Chia Seed Meal
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

 

Soak the nuts in water for 8 hours.  Rinse and strain after soaking.

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl, combine nuts, coconut, raisins, almond meal flour, applesauce, Stevia, sunflower seeds and flax seeds.

In a small bowl, stir together chia seed meal, cinnamon and salt.  Stir into the nut mixture.

Spread out on a baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes, stir and return the pan to the oven.  Turn the oven off and let sit overnight to dehydrate.

 

 

Recipe adapted from The Balanced Platter

 

 

Applesauce Granola

 

 

This is a delicious low-calorie granola that is great alone or on top of yogurt!

 

Ingredients:
2 ½ Cups Old Fashioned Oats
1 Cup Nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Vegetable or Canola Oil
1/3 Cup Raisins

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Combine the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a large bowl.

Heat the applesauce, honey and oil together either in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave.

Stir the applesauce mixture into the oat mixture until fully combined.

Spread it out onto a baking sheet.  Stir every 10 minutes of baking until the granola is golden brown.  This will take a total of about 45-50 minutes.  Stir in the raisins after baking.

Store in an air tight container.

 

 

-Recipe found at Fake Ginger-