Healthy DIY Granola Bars
You can press these into a pan to make bars, keep some loose to top yogurt or oatmeal or roll it into little balls of goodness!! The recipe calls for an 8×8 pan, which I did not have — but it totally worked out that I was able to make a good amount of bars and the rest I put in a container to add to my yogurt parfait instead of my usual muesli or quinoa add in. WIN!
This is definitely a better version than the processed granola bars you find on the grocery store shelves. There’s no added sugar for one thing and you can pronounce all the ingredients! Those are two keys to know you are eating something that’s good for your body!
Here is what you need in the way of ingredients:
- 1 cup packed dates
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup nut butter
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
Steps to success:
- Chop dates finely or process in food processor. When processed they should form a ball.
- Mix oats, almonds and dates in a bowl. Set aside. I processed my oats some so they weren’t so big.
- Warm honey and nut butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
- Stir and pour the melted mixture over the dry oat mixture. Mix evenly.
- Transfer mixture to an 8×8 dish lined with plastic wrap.
- Top with another piece of plastic wrap and press down until flattened.
- Keep covered and let the bars set up in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Cut into 10 bars if that’s your decision!