Simple And Healthy Granola Bars Recipe

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Tasty, healthy, easy and quick to make, perfect for fans of sweets that would like to avoid chocolate or biscuits at least ’till Easter. If you found yourself in the previous description, then this is the perfect recipe for you. At our house, a day can go by without having something sweet, whether it’s cake, cookies, biscuits…But for the last two months we’re really trying to eat more healthier and avoiding so much sweets. We’re lying! We’re not avoiding, but we simply found ways to have that sweet goodness without breaking the “don’t eat unhealthy things” rule.

 

granola bars recipe

 

First we tried making healthy cookies from bananas and oats. And to be honest, it was the worst thing we’ve ever tasted. Although we almost gave up, we decided to give it another go and make something similar to energy bars. As it turned out, we really liked them and they’ve disappeared in two days, so we would like to share the recipe with you. We don’t really use precise measurements with this one, but we will try to do them as precisely as possible for you.

 

granola bars recipe

 

First of, we’ll start with making granola. Oats are go to ingredient for this; They are very healthy, they contain beta glucan, a lot of vitamins and minerals, and they also lower cholesterol, benefit the digestion system… Put 300g of oats in a bowl, a pinch of sea salt, chop a handful of nuts (of course, if you’re allergic, don’t use them), add a handful of sunflower seeds, flax, sesame and chia seeds. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon. Add two spoons of coconut oil in the bowl and mix it all up.

 

granola bars recipe

Take the baking tray, put baking paper on it, and spread the mixture all over it. Bake on 180°C for about 15 minutes, until the mixture has a nice golden color to it. Take the tray out and let it cool down. Now, you can either eat it with yogurt or milk, or you can make energy bars a.k.a Healthy dessert. For the former, you only need to add dates. Our tip is to put dates in boiled water, to soften up. A few minutes will be enough. Put around 6 or 7 softened dates in the granola bowl, and get those fingers busy with mixing! The mixture should be sticky, if it’s not, add more dates.

 

granola bars recipe

 

So when the mixture is sticky enough, press it in a deeper tray, or a cake mold. Use baking paper, of course. After that, put it in the freezer over night, and on the next day, slice them in squares or any shape you want, wrap them in baking paper, and put them in the fridge. If you don’t eat them at immediately

 

granola bars recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Flax, sesame, chia seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Nuts
  • Dates
  • Coconut oil

 

12 Responses
  • andthenzen ✨
    March 29, 2018

    Oh wow, these sound super easy to make?! It’s a shame the cookies didn’t work, because I love anything with banana in.. 😍

  • Madi Dearson
    March 29, 2018

    I love this idea! I love homemade granola and made it many times but I never thought about turning it into granola bars this way – so easy and yummy -going to try this for sure.We love this type of snacks in our family. and yea – I tries to make the banana oats thing too -didn’t like it at allll. I guess it’s an acquired taste:)

  • Sophie
    March 29, 2018

    These look and sound delicious! I love cinnamon so will definitely be bookmarking this to try out at a later date!- https://sophiehearts.net x

  • Creative Nails
    March 29, 2018

    This is a great idea. I have such a sweet tooth! I want to try eat more healthy, but it’s difficult when you know there’s them tasty treats in the cupboard! Will have to try this out in the future 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  • Phoebe Rose
    March 30, 2018

    I can’t wait to try these out, they look so good!! I’m wanting to start eating healthier and this is a perfect quick recipe! Love this post!

    Phoebe x

    https://itsphoeberose.wordpress.com

  • Sophie Wentworth
    March 30, 2018

    I’m trying these for sure! I love making my own snacks and bars and I especially love that they have the added omega 3 from the flax. They sound really simple and delicious. Thanks for the recipe! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  • Ellie
    March 30, 2018

    I really wanna try this out! They look tasty and I’ve been really wanting to start making my own healthy snacks!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • Gary
    March 30, 2018

    I’ve been looking for some simple snack recipes, this is perfect!!

  • Perrine - Ola Banana
    March 30, 2018

    These look so yummy and so easy to make! Really need to stop being lazy and start making my own too ^^

  • Gil Zetbase
    March 30, 2018

    Looks so yummy!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  • Cris
    April 2, 2018

    I want to try it. Looks fantastic and delicious. xoxo Cris
    http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/discover-duranbah-beach.html

  • Funmi
    April 5, 2018

    These look super yummy and healthy too! It’s like you thought of me when coming up with this, as I plan to make some this weekend! This recipe sure will be helpful.

    Funmi xx
    http://funmialabi.co.uk

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