Healthy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Posted by Kelly Mostat in Recipes

I love granola bars as a morning or afternoon snack. They’re filling and sweet enough to satisfy my strongest cravings, and healthy enough that I don’t have to feel bad when I eat two in one sitting. It happens even to the best of us. 😉

Granola bars are one of those things that most of us rarely think to make. If you’re one of those people, I encourage you to give this healthy chocolate chip granola bar recipe a try. Most store-bought granola bars are loaded with sugar and actually pretty pricey if you compare them to the cost of a batch of homemade ones.

This recipe may seem a bit daunting—thanks to the long ingredients list—but it’s actually really easy to prepare. Basically all you need to do is throw all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix them together. The nice thing about this recipe is that you can switch up the ingredients to change the flavour of your bars. I like to play around with different nuts, seeds and fruit every time I make them, which is pretty often.

I usually like to pair my granola bar with a fruit salad, banana or even a smoothie. But these bars also make for a great solo grab n’ go snack.

Hope you enjoy them!

Kelly

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars


 

Ingredients:

3c quick cooking oats

1/2c raw chopped nuts (eg. walnuts, almonds, cashews)

1/2c pumpkin seeds

1/2c dried fruit (eg. cranberries, raisins)

1/4c ground flax seeds

1/4c wheat bran

1/4-1/2c chocolate chips

Cinnamon to taste

1/8c unsweetened coconut

1/2c natural peanut butter

1/2 c honey

1/2c unsweetened apple sauce

6 egg whites

Vanilla to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients separately, then combine together.
  • Press firmly into a lightly greased (9×11) pan.
  • Bake or about 25 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cut into granola bars.
  • Keep in fridge or separate and freeze so that you always have them on-hand when you’re in a pinch. 😊

 

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