How To: Make your own healthy granola bars

Make your own healthy granola bars

Looking for a yummy, nutritious on-the-go snack? Granola bars are perfect for easy to carry breakfasts or mini-meals. With this tutorial, learn how to make two different granola bar flavors at home, and save yourself the trip to the grocery store!

Peanut Butter Nut & Cranberry Bar
You Will Need:
*6 tbs Oats
*3 tbs Raisins
*1 tsp Cinnamon
*2 tbs Walnuts
*2 tbs Almonds
*5 tbs Dates
*1 tsp Nutritional Yeast* (optional)
*2 1/2 tbs Wheat Bran
*1/2 tsp Brown Rice Syrup / Agave Nectar / Honey
*1 tbs Peanut Butter
(*Nutritional Yeast has Protein, Vitamins, is Low in Sodium and generally has a nutty, creamy and cheesy flavor when added to baking and cooking.)

Step 1:
Grind up the oats & wheat bran.

Step 2:
Grind up the Walnuts & Almonds

Step 3:
Grind up the Raisins & Dates

Step 4:
Add all ingredients in a Small-Medium sized bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands.

Step 5:
For a ball with the well-mixed ingredients and pull have of the ball apart and flatten it with the palms of your hands onto a piece of parchment paper.

Step 6:
Form bar-shapes (any size you would like the bars) using a knife and your hands.

Step 7:
Put a piece of parchment paper on a pan or baking sheet and place the bars on it.

Step 8:
Bake at 325F for 15-20 minutes.

Makes approximately 6-8 bars. Store in plastic wrap.
Banana Nut Bar
You Will Need:
*1/4 Cup Dates
*1 Small Banana
*8 tbs Wheat Bran *
8 tbs Oats
*2 tbs Almonds
*1 tbs Walnuts

Use the same process here as for the Peanut Butter bars. 350F for 15 minutes.

The Banana Nut bars are naturally softer than the Peanut Butter Bars. If you wish, you could bake them for a little longer if you want them to be a little harder.

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