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Chewy Granola Bars

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: PJ Hamel

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

These homemade chewy granola bars are easily customized to taste with your own favorite fruits and nuts.

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Total
Yield
about one dozen 2" x 4 1/2" bars.
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

  • 1 2/3 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Sticky Bun Sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, optional (see "tips" at right)
  • 1/3 cup oat flour (or 1/3 cup quick oats, processed till finely ground in a food processor or blender)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 2 to 3 cups dried fruits and nuts*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup or corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • *See "tips," below.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.
  2. Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts. If you add lots of sweet dried fruit to these bars, you'll probably want to leave out the 1/3 cup granulated sugar, as the fruit will help sweeten the bars. If you use only nuts, seeds, and/or tart/tangy dried fruit, you may want to add the sugar; it's up to you.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, melted butter or oil, syrup or honey, and water.
  4. Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly.
  5. Spread in the prepared pan, shaking the pan to evenly cover the bottom and patting down gently
  6. Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until they're golden brown around the edges.
  7. Remove them from the oven, loosen the edges, and cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Use a knife (or bench knife) to cut the bars while they're still warm in the pan. Carefully remove warm bars from the pan, and cool on a rack. Alternatively, remove from the pan before cutting into bars; it helps to cut in half first, then loosen the bottom of each half with a turner/spatula before turning out onto a sheet of parchment to cut into bars.
  9. Wrap bars individually to store; or place in a single layer on a plate, and cover with plastic; or store in layers with parchment in between. In humid weather, it's best to store bars in the refrigerator. They also freeze well.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bar (64g)
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 280
  • Calories from Fat 130
  • Total Fat 14g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 100mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.