Homemade Easy Granola Bar

Goodbye to store bought Granola bars and Hello to homemade Granola bars…

The other day while I was enjoying a chewy granola bar, my eyes wandered through the ingredients it had. Well, most of the granola bars claim to be healthy even after being packed with sugar, corn syrup and not so healthy preservatives. I just paused for a second and pondered: Am I really being smart by intaking these store bought granola bars? The answer was obvious.

And there I was stuck with the idea of making homemade granola bars. I had no clue how I was going to make it, so I googled for some recipe ideas. After going through a few recipes, I went straight to my kitchen and gave a shot at making granola bars in my kitchen with no particular recipe in mind.

Before I knew, I was seen enjoying homemade granola bars. Oh yeah, it was so darn easy to make and the only thing I had to do was to combine all the ingredients together and to pop it in the oven. After I had a bite of it, I couldn’t resist screaming: Are you kidding me??? I have never thought that granola bars could be made so effortlessly, which tasted exactly like the store bought ones and it was way too healthy!

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars:

Ingredients:

  • Oats, old fashioned or Instant- 1 1/2 cups
  • Egg-1
  • Egg white- of 1 egg
  • Brown sugar- 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon – 1tsp
  • All purpose Flour- 1tbsp
  • Salt- 2 pinches
  • Raisins or dried cranberries- 1/2 cup
  • Walnuts or your favorite nuts, crushed- 1/4 cup

Instruction

  • Preheat oven at 350 F or 176 C.
  • Spread the oats evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it for 10 minutes or till it starts to turn golden in color. Remove from the oven and let cool down.

  • Lower the oven temperature to 325 F or 162 C.
  • In a large bowl: combine egg, egg white, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt.

  • To this add baked oats, raisins, walnuts or any nuts and all purpose flour, mix everything together.

  • Spread the mixture on a square baking pan lined with aluminum foil, about  1-1.5 inches thick.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes till it starts to turn brown.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Using a sharp knife greased with little butter, cut into long rectangular shapes.

Tips:

  • You could store these in air tight container and will last for a few days.

 

Homemade Easy Granola Bar
 
Ingredients
  • Oats, old fashioned or Instant- 1½ cups
  • Egg-1
  • Egg white- of 1 egg
  • Brown sugar- ¾ cup
  • Vanilla extract- 1 tsp
  • Ground Cinnamon - 1tsp
  • All purpose Flour- 1tbsp
  • Salt- 2 pinches
  • Raisins or dried cranberries- ½ cup
  • Walnuts or your favorite nuts, crushed- ¼ cup
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven at 350 F or 176 C.
  2. Spread the oats evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake it for 10 minutes or till it starts to turn golden in color. Remove from the oven and let cool down.
  3. Lower the oven temperature to 325 F or 162 C.
  4. In a large bowl: combine egg, egg white, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and salt.
  5. To this add baked oats, raisins, walnuts or any nuts and all purpose flour, mix everything together.
  6. Spread the mixture on a square baking pan lined with aluminum foil, about 1-1.5 inches thick.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes till it starts to turn brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool down for 10 minutes.
  9. Using a sharp knife greased with little butter, cut into long rectangular shapes.
Notes
You could store these in air tight container and will last for a few days.

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