Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Oats & Honey Granola Bars

I always love discovering new recipes and converting them to healthy, clean options.


Last week, I found this gem in Parents magazine, changed it up a bit, and created a batch of granola bars that my husband has been raving about for a week now! So, I figured I would share them with you!


Tip: Make them on a Sunday, so they will be fresh for breakfasts or snacks during the week. They will stay fresh for 5-7 days.


Yield: 16 bars or 32 squares
21-Day Fix Portions: 1 yellow substitute


Ingredients
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼- ½ cup of dried fruit of choice (raisins, cranberries, etc- look for the no sugar added varieties) OR nut of choice (chopped) OR mini semi-sweet chocolate chips OR a combination of any of those options (personalize them for what you like!
  • ½ cup coconut oil (melted, but not hot)
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract




Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, salt, and choice of toppings
  3. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, honey, and vanilla (Tip: Measure and add the oil before the honey- the remaining oil on your measuring cup will prevent the honey from sticking, making sure you get all of it in your bowl)
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Press mixture into a 13x9 pan lined with wax/parchment paper
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes (or until golden brown)
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting into these (very important)






5 comments:

  1. Just made these!! They are delicious : ) my three year old is loving them right now! Thanks for sharing!!

    T

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    1. Yay! Always good to hear that more than one generation likes the recipe! :)

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  2. Could i substitute regular oil for coconut oil....i can't have coconut oil

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  3. They taste very good but I have made these twice and both times I've had trouble removing the wax paper even with cooking spray. Are there any other ways to keep it from getting stuck?

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  4. I love this recipe & thanks for sharing this with us. I bought all of the ingredients and I will be making these tomorrow.. Can't wait to try these!! Thanks again! ����

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