How to Make Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

By Melissa Norris | Pioneering Today

May 17

On our way to a completely real traditional food diet, I’ve been swapping out processed foods with homemade versions. We first started with bread and I’m thrilled to share this recipe for homemade granola bars with you.

These are a crunchy granola bar, perfect for snacks, breakfast, back packs, or anywhere you need a quick bite. These make a large pan and are so much more frugal than going to the grocery store. Because I don’t know about you, but I always manage to buy more than what I ran in for.

I got this recipe from my mother and made a few small tweaks to make it healthier. It’s quick to make and oh so yummy. Pioneering Today Healthy Homemade Chunky Granola Bars www.melissaknorris.com

Pioneering Today Healthy Chunky Granola Bars

5 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick)

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix together dry ingredients. Drizzle liquids on top of oats and mix until the oats are covered and moist. With a large spatula, press granola firmly into a 17×11 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool 1 hour before cutting and removing from pan.

Don’t use another size pan. The ingredients are carefully measured and altering pan size will alter how these turn out. Be sure to press very firmly on the granola mixture, it should be really flat.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 5 cups rolled oats (regular, not quick)
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Mix together dry ingredients. Drizzle liquids on top of oats and mix until the oats are covered and moist. With a large spatula, press granola firmly into a 17x11 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Let cool 1 hour before cutting and removing from pan.
  2. Don't use another size pan. The ingredients are carefully measured and altering pan size will alter how these turn out. Be sure to press very firmly on the granola mixture, it should be really flat.
 

What’s your favorite real food recipe for breakfast? What would you like to replace next?

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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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