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The Best Granola Bars Ever


  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

Chewy, crunchy and loaded with healthy grains, dried fruits, and flax, these granola bars are the absolute best homemade option.


Ingredients

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  • 1 c. rolled oats (1/2 of the oats ground in food processor)
  • 1/4 c. raw pepitas
  • 1/4 c. raw cashew pieces
  • 1/4 c. millet
  • 2 Tbsp. raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. oat groats
  • 5 dried Turkish apricots
  • 2 Tbsp. flax seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Thompson seedless raisons
  • 2 Tbsp. dried, unsweetened cranberries
  • 1/3 c. brown rice syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF
  2. Mix all ingredients except apricots, brown rice syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, and raw honey in a large bowl.
  3. Food process apricots until they ball up.
  4. Add brown rice syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, chopped apricots, and honey to a sauce pan.
  5. Heat mixture over med/low heat.
  6. Add heated wet mix to dry mix.
  7. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and add granola bar mixture.
  8. Flatten with hands or rubber spatula.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. allow to cool before cutting.
  10. Cut into 8 bars.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Snack

Nutrition

  • Calories: 1595
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Sodium: 107mg
  • Fat: 61g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 43g
  • Carbohydrates: 230g
  • Fiber: 30g
  • Protein: 44g