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Chewy Baked Granola Bars

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Chewy Baked Granola Bars- -Forget the box! Make chewy granola bars homemade.

Chewy Baked Granola Bars #granolabars #chocolatechip #homemade #tableforsevenblog

This is something that at one point in our household, was purchased in mass quantities.

Granola bars.

My family can go through boxes of these in a week and guys, that can get costly. While I do admit, I still buy a few boxes when they go on sale. However, this homemade version is a great way to cut back on that cost and they do taste a bunch better .

Main Ingredients Needed:

  • Rolled oats
  • Flour + Baking soda
  • Vanilla
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Chopped mixed nuts
  • Mini chocolate chips

Melted Coconut Oil: Be sure to cool it slightly before adding it to the mix.

No Honey on Hand? Use pure maple syrup instead.

Brown Sugar: If desired, you can use coconut palm sugar as a substitute

Add Ins: These are completely versatile! Our granola bars are made with mini chocolate chips and a variety of chopped mixed nuts. However, you call add in your favorite nuts or baking chips to your taste preference.

A Few Ideas for Add Ins:

  • White or dark chocolate baking chips
  • Chocolate chunks
  • Mini candy coated baking bits ( ex: M & M’s )
  • Shredded coconut
  • Pecans
  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Walnuts

A FEW RECIPE NOTES:

  • Be sure not to over bake your bars. They will see soft when remove from the oven, but, will firm up as they cool. You want them to be just golden brown when they are completely done.
  • Storage: Store any leftover bars in a covered container. These are best if they are eaten within a week and stored at room temperature. If the temperature is really warm or humid in your area, I do recommend storing in the refrigerator.
  • Freezing? These bars can be frozen for future eating. Keep them in a freezer safe, covered container or storage bag. When you are ready to eat, simply defrost. They will stay good in the freezer for about 2 months.
Chewy Baked Granola Bars #granolabars #chocolatechip #homemade #tableforsevenblog

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Yield: 16 Bars

Chewy Baked Granola Bars

Chewy Baked Granola Bars #granolabars #chocolatechip #homemade #tableforsevenblog

Forget the box! Make chewy granola bars homemade.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted, then, cooled
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts ( or whatever kind you prefer)
  • 1 1/4 cups mini chocolate chips, divided  ( or your favorite dried fruit or baking chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 baking dish with foil. Lightly spray foil with non stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and baking soda.
  3. Pour in honey, coconut oil, egg white and vanilla and coat oat mixture completely. Stir in 1 cup mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  4. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan.
  5. If desired, sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars.
  8. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.
  9. Store leftovers in a covered container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Erin

Wednesday 21st of September 2011

Hey Morgan- Yep, just an airtight container or if I don't have one available, just a big ziploc bag. They get eaten pretty fast in our house, but, I think they would be fine for probably up to 2 weeks in a sealed container. Thanks for visiting!

Morgan

Wednesday 21st of September 2011

How do you store these? In an airtight container or in the fridge? How long do they fresh? thanks!

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