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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 325.
- In a large bowl combine oats, flour, salt, and choice of toppings
- 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)
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Press mixture into a 13x9 pan lined with wax/parchment paper
- Bake for 30-40 minutes (or until golden brown)
- Allow to cool completely before cutting into these (very important)