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Grown-Up Granola Bars

Grown-Up Granola Bars are a 'bar' above the rest! Loaded with whole grains, omega 3s, and chewy deliciousness, these bars will be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Cool10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 215kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • cup whole wheat flour can sub with GF
  • cup ground flaxseeds
  • cup wheat germ
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup loose brown sugar optional
  • ½ cup walnut, avocado, or other mild tasting oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 egg

Add-Ins (You pick up to 1 cup TOTAL) - Favorite Combos Include:

  • walnuts and chocolate chips
  • cashews and dried apricot pieces
  • dried cherries and pistachios
  • unsweetened coconut flakes and dried cranberries
  • pecans and dried blueberries

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients, including add-ins. Mix until well combined.
  • Next, add in your oil, honey, vanilla, and egg and gently fold until fully incorporated. If mixture looks too dry, add additional oil and honey, 1 tsp. each at a time.
  • Pour mixture into an oiled 8x8 baking pan. Using a spoon (or your hands), firmly press the mixture down evenly into the pan.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 25-28 minutes. Edges should be turning slightly golden. Place pan on a cooling rack for at least 10 minutes prior to slicing.
  • Slice into 16 - 2"x2" bars. Store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal