Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Homemade Granola Bars - Fast, Easy & Healthy!

Earlier I saw a post on Facebook from my old personal trainer extraordinaire Shandel about some yummy homemade granola bars she had made and I wanted to test them out for myself. I changed a few things and came up with my own version since the store bought ones tend to have a lot of preservatives in them.


Easy Homemade Granola Bars Done My Way!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds
1 cup Quaker quick oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup raisins (or cranberry)
1 cup All Bran cereal
1 cup white honey
1 cup all natural peanut butter
2tbsp Agave Nectar

Directions:
In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients together. In a sauce pan add honey & peanut butter together on LOW heat until melted. Remove from heat, fold in dry ingredients and Agave Nectar, mix well until everything is coated.

Spread mixture over pan or baking sheet lined in parchment paper making sure to keep it packed tight and spread even. Place in fridge for 1-2 hours to cool. Once cool cut into bars and enjoy!


Store cut bars in air tight container.


(before I placed it into the fridge)

These were so easy to make and cost pennies! I got most ingredients at Bulk Barn and only bought what I needed. This recipe yielded about 12 (store brand sized bars) and 18-20 (just enough for a snack size bars) which is what I prefer. 

They are super healthy, full of fibre and will keep you full for hours!

Enjoy!
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14 comments:

G A B Y on February 8, 2012 at 6:28 PM said...

YUM!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe Farah!

Farah on February 8, 2012 at 10:40 PM said...

Youre welcome gaby :) enjoy and let me know how you like it!

Canadianpetite on February 9, 2012 at 11:19 PM said...

Granola bar! I am trying to avoid nuts. Do you think this would hold together even without the peanut butter?

Farah on February 9, 2012 at 11:33 PM said...

Yes you can use the no nut peanut butter ive seen it at the grocery store or perhaps soy butter. You need something with that consistancy if you use all honey it will be very sweet.
Hope this helps. Let me know how it works out.

Multi-Testing Mommy on February 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM said...

Those sound very yummy - I make homemade granola bars too - similar recipe.

Question: What is white honey?

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Farah on February 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM said...

Well I guess there is a "dark" honey, when I went to Bulk Barn to get my honey there was a dark and a white thats all lol. You can any type of honey you would like though.

Thanks for stopping by!

Canadian Dad on February 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM said...

Man, I'm loving this blogging thing! Wait til my wife starts seeing all the stuff I magically learned how to make overnight, LOL.

Thanks for the recipe!!

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mamawee on February 11, 2012 at 5:39 AM said...

Those sound good!

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Did you know Canada on February 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM said...

different recipe than I've seen before, thanks for sharing!

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Deanna T. on February 11, 2012 at 8:08 PM said...

These sound great. I've got a couple of homemade granola bar recipes I want to try, and now this one is on the list! - SASS

Eva | Little Cool Toys on February 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM said...

Homemade granola bars - that's something I would like to try. Never found an easy recipe without to many ingredients until now :)
SASS

Little Miss Kate on February 12, 2012 at 3:03 PM said...

Those look awesome! I just started making my own bread, granola bars are the next on my list.

-SASS

Searching for Happy on February 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM said...

That sounds delicious, and seems a lot easier than I thought making homemade granola would be.

Thanks for the recipe!

(SASS)

Anjie Orlowski on February 15, 2012 at 1:50 PM said...

Yum! These look great! Thank you for visiting me today!

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