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Homemade granola bars stacked up with parchment paper in between layers and granola on the counter behind them.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Course: Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: MelissaKNorris
These healthy homemade granola bars are crunchy and just like a Nature Valley knockoff, just sweet enough with a hint of spice.
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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

It's normal to have some pieces crumble, they're delicious to use as granola on yogurt or on top of oatmeal.