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!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
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
- 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. 😊