Chewy Granola Bars

I rely in these kind of oats and nuts based breakfast bars when I need to drive in the mornings. I find it easy to munch my breakfast as bar than hurriedly gulp down anything else before getting onto the road. So these home made bars take off the additional load on my mind about all the unnecessary additives which are commonly found in store bought bars. 

I had earlier made similar kind of bars as Vegan Oatmeal Bars but I found these bars were easier to make and slightly mess free. So for Day of BM 25, check out these healthy breakfast bars.

Ingredients - 

Rolled Oats 1 cup
Oats Flour 6 Tbsp (approx 6 Tbsp of rolled oats pulsed to a coarse powder)
Rice Crispies cereal 1/4 cup (Optional)
Baking Soda 1/4 tsp (I forgot to add)
Salt 1/4 tsp
Dried fruit 2 Tbsp (I used dried sweetened cranberry)
Mixed Nuts 1/2 cup ( I used Cashew, Almond and Pistachio)
Coconut, shredded 2 Tbsp
Oil 2 tsp
Honey 1/4 cup
Chocolate chips (Optional)


Chewy Granola Bars

Method Of Preparation -


Grease a 8X6 oven safe dish and dust some flour and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except honey and oil, mix well.

Add oil and honey and mix well to get a sticky mixture.

With oiled fingers, pat the mixture evenly in the greased and flour dusted baking dish.

Make sure the mixture is packed tightly. I used an oiled pestle to uniformly press the mixture firmly.

I didn't have mini chocolate chips handy. So I grated a small piece of a commercial chocolate bar on the top.

Bake it for 20 min, switch off the oven and leave it in the oven for another 10 min.

Let it stay on the counter to cool. Cut them into required sized bars. Refrigerate for at least 30 min after which the bars come out easily.

Wrap them in cling wrap and store in an air tight container.

It makes a nutritious breakfast on the go combined with a glass of milk.

Check the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#25.

Preparation Time 10 min + Baking Time 20 min + Cooling time 30 min
Makes 6 bars

18 comments

  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. Yummy ones Harini. I too love granola bars.

     
  3. Akila Says:
  4. Perfect snack n came out too good
    Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

     
  5. Manju Says:
  6. Good to go.

     
  7. Leena Says:
  8. Love the crunchy granola bars...nice clicks dear...)

     
  9. Rajani S Says:
  10. I have been planning to make these for such a long time! Will the coconut flakes affect the life of the bars? Bookmarking this recipe!

     
  11. wow!!perfectly made granola bars,looks super tempting...wish to grab..

     
  12. irresistable - better than anything Quaker makes

     
  13. Priya Says:
  14. Very impressive and healthy droolworthy granola bars.

     
  15. Kalyani Says:
  16. Healthy on the go :-) yummy ones..

     
  17. Padmajha PJ Says:
  18. I have seen these in many blogs but somehow never got around to make it.It is indeed a healthy breakfast on the run.Bookmarked yours to try...

     
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  20. Srivalli Says:
  21. That's really such a swell idea Harini. though I have been planning to make these bars I am yet to attempt...you have good collection of these bars, so I know when I can refer when I do it finally..:)

     
  22. My son loves Granola bars. I am seeing so many variations. I need to try them soon...

     
  23. divya Says:
  24. this looks fabulous... mouth watering...

     
  25. Pavani Says:
  26. Those bars look healthy & delicious. Perfect for breakfast on the go.

     
  27. You people are tempting me to try this healthy bars looks so wonderful Harini.

     
  28. Lovely healthy bars...nice

     
  29. DivyaGCP Says:
  30. My kids love granola bars. If am hungry in the evening, I will have granola bar too.. Have stocked up a lot at home. But have not tried making it at home yet. Yours looks so delicious and healthy

     
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