Granola bars, a delicious and very comfortable snack to enjoy away from home, although it can also be taken as breakfast or even as a dessert. The bars are a very comfortable snack, especially to eat away from home and specifically the granola bars are my favorites.
I already shared some granola bars a long time ago, but this recipe is different because this time they are not made raw, they are baked. They are crispier and less sticky. I personally like them more and find them more comfortable to eat and transport, but they are both to lick your fingers.
The bars can also be taken for breakfast or even as a dessert and are ideal for children, athletes and in general for all audiences. You can easily adapt the ingredients depending on what you have at home and use other nut butters (with almond butter also look great), flours (brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat), sweeteners (agave syrup, rice, coconut), nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews), dried fruits (dates, mango, apple) and seeds (chia, sesame, sunflower).
You can also add other ingredients such as grated coconut, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, chopped dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, etc. This version is one of my favorites and the bars are delicious by themselves, but since I like them the most they are soaked in a glass of vegetable milk.
Homemade Granola Bars Recipe
- Prep Time: 25 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Main Course
- Cuisine: American
- 6 tablespoons (3oz/85g) butter, melted
- 1/3 cup (5oz/142g) honey
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups (9oz/255g) rolled oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 ½oz/43g) coconut, shredded and unsweetened
- 1/2 cup (2 ½oz/71g) dried cranberries, or raisins
- 1/2 cup (2 ½oz/71g) almonds, chopped
- 1 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, melted
Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C), then line a 9 x 12 inch baking tray with parchment, set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the butter, honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Allow to simmer until the sugar has dissolved and a dark syrup has formed.
Remove from the heat and fold in the oats, salt, coconut, dried cranberries and almonds. Using a spatula, continue to fold everything together until evenly coated in the syrup.
Transfer the oat mixture to the prepared baking tray and press down using your spatula into one evenly packed layer.
Bake the granola bars for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and toasted on top.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before lifting the whole sheet out of the tray.
Cut them in 1 1/2 x 4 inch bars. This will yield 18.
Dip the bottom half of each bar in melted chocolate then allow to set, chocolate side up, on a rack. If your bars do not set up after 30 minutes to an hour, place them in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened.
Once the chocolate has set, use the additional melted chocolate to drizzle over the top for garnish. Once the chocolate drizzle has set, enjoy!
Cover and store the granola bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. They can also be kept in the freezer for longer.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 199kcal
Keywords: Granola Bars