Homemade Granola Bars – a basic & easy recipe to customize with your favorite ingredients.
Do you have a go-to work snack? I always keep a few “emergency” granola bars in the drawer at my work desk.
They’re delicious and a bit more filling than a chocolate bar or other sweets. And I feel little less guilty eating them.
I have always wanted to try to make my own granola bars and finally got around to it last week. And this was definitely not the last time I made this yummy treat! They’re super easy to make, you know exactly what’s in your granola bars and there are lots of combinations to try.
On my to-do list for future variations are:
- white chocolate cranberry
- pretzel & mms
- peanut butter
- chocolate & coconut
- almond butter
I also want to try a recipe for chewy granola bars. Soo many options! ;)
homemade granola barsPrint Recipe
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup agave sirup
- 1⁄2 tsp. vanilla
- 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1⁄4 tsp. ginger powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups of add-ins
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and brown oats on a lined baking sheet for 15–20 minutes, stirring once.
Melt the coconut oil in a pan.
Add brown sugar, agave sirup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger powder and salt until mixed well and brown sugar is completely melted.
Combine everything in a large bowl and add your add-ins. Stir well.
Line a square baking form with parchment paper, give mixture into and press down well.
Let cool and put in the freezer for at least 3 hours (best overnight).