Easy No-bake Granola Bars Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Easy No-bake Granola Bars Recipe – Step by Step Guide: Granola bars are a healthy snack that is easy to carry around and great for people who are always on the go. But store-bought options often have extra sugars and preservatives that aren’t needed. You can be sure of what’s in your granola bars if you make them yourself.

 

Easy No-bake Granola Bars Recipe – Step by Step Guide

It’s also easier than you might think. This recipe for no-bake granola bars is quick, flexible, and only needs a few ingredients. We’ll walk you through the recipe, give you tips on how to make it your own, and talk about the health benefits of each ingredient in this post.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, or apricots)
  • 1/2 cup nuts or seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or chia seeds)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

 

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Instructions

Prepare the Pan: Put parchment paper around the edges of an 8×8-inch baking pan, leaving some overhang to make it easy to take off.

Mix the wet ingredients. Put the nut butter and honey (or maple syrup) in a medium saucepan and heat them over low heat.

 

Make sure to stir the mixture well so that it is smooth. Take the food off the heat and add the salt and vanilla extract. Do not stir.

Separate the dry ingredients. Put the rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts or seeds, and chocolate chips (if using) in a large bowl and mix them together.

 

Mix It All Together: Pour the warm nut butter mixture over the dry ingredients one last time. Mix everything together well until it’s all coated.

Press into Pan: Put the mixture into the pan that has been prepared. Make sure the bars stay together by pressing down hard.

 

You can help it spread out by pressing it with the back of a spoon or a piece of parchment paper. Put it in the fridge for at least two hours, or until it gets firm.

Cut and Serve: Use the extra parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan. Cut it into bars or squares of any size you want. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks in a container that won’t let air in.

 

Tips for Success

Sweeteners: For a different taste, use agave nectar or brown rice syrup instead of honey.

Nut Butter: If someone is allergic to peanut butter or doesn’t like it, you can use almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter instead.

Mix-Ins: Have fun with add-ins. Cocoa powder, protein powder, or spices like cinnamon and nutmeg are some things you could try.

Binders: If you don’t want to use honey or maple syrup as a binder, you can use dates that have been mixed into a paste instead.

 

Notes

Storage: Keep these bars in the fridge for best results, but they can also be left out at room temperature for a short time and still be a great snack for when you’re on the go.

Firmness: If your bars aren’t firm enough, add more oats or less liquid ingredients.

Allergies: To make a version without nuts, use sunflower seed butter and make sure that none of the other ingredients have come into contact with nuts.

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