Homemade Healthy Granola Bars
These homemade healthy granola bars are perfect to enjoy as a snack, pack in your kids lunch, or even serve for dessert. It’s got tons of nourishing ingredients plus delicious flavor that will leave you coming back for more.
What are Granola Bars?
According to Merriam-Webster, a Granola bar is a “a bar made of a mixture of oats and other ingredients (such as brown sugar, raisins, coconut, or nuts) that is eaten as a snack”. It’s often added to lunches or enjoyed while on the go because it’s so portable and nutrient dense.
And these Healthy Homemade Granola bars check off all of those boxes. It’s a mixture of gluten-free oats and other ingredients to form an easy to travel with snack, dessert, or lunch addition.
What Makes these Homemade Granola Bars Healthy?
Many people often argue that granola bars aren’t healthy. However, these healthy homemade granola bars challenge that idea. Packed full of gluten-free oats, chopped nuts or seeds, shredded coconut, peanut butter, and dark chocolate chips, these granola bars bring a lot of nutrients to the table.
Oats for example are a source of whole grains. This means they bring soluble fiber to the table to help nourish the gut. Nuts and seeds tend to be full of micronutrients like magnesium, calcium, and zinc. Peanut butter adds protein and fat to the recipe to make it more filling. And the dark chocolate chips bring antioxidants and sweetness to boost the satisfaction.
Basically, these granola cups are a recipe to nourish your body.
How to Make These Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
To make these Gluten-Free Healthy Homemade Granola Bars follow the recipe as written below.
- 1 cup gluten-free oats ⠀ ⠀
- 1 cup Drizzilicious Rice Cakes (crumbled)
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts or seeds of choice
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened ⠀
- 1/3 cup peanut butter ⠀⠀
- 1/3 cup honey (or agave/date syrup) ⠀ ⠀
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ⠀
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- Line a muffin tin with muffin liners
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, Drizzilicious Rice Cakes, nuts/seeds, and shredded coconut.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract and microwave for 30-seconds at a time until easily mixed.
- Mix the peanut butter mix well and combine it with the oat mixture.
- Let the mixture cool and then fold in chocolate chips (this is so they don’t melt all over everything).
- Fill the muffin liners with the granola bar mixture and press firmly down so they take shape.
- Place the granola in the fridge and let cool.
- Enjoy! And tag us if you recreate this recipe!