Healthy Granola Bars

Healthy Granola Bar
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My mother has a thing for granola bars, she loves to snack upon them. Although many varieties are available in the market, but its always good to make it fresh at home without all those preservatives 🙂

Granola Bars are a really healthy snack with lots of energy. Hence a good pre or post workout snack. Though the ones available in supermarkets can be really high in calorie because of the excess sugar and preservatives.

The internet is full of healthy granola bar recipes. And if you can make a little effort you can have your bar healthy and tasty.Healthy Granola bars are the most customizable recipe. Apart from oats you can add all your favorite ingredients like dark chocolate chips,dried  cranberries, dried figs,  dried apricots, dried prunes, dates, shredded coconut, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, honey, peanut butter, all kinds of nuts …Oh the list is endless !!

So lets begin on this healthy excursion 🙂

Healthy Granola Bar

Healthy Granola Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Healthy Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • ½  cup dates
  • ½ cup dried prunes
  • 1 and ½ cup rolled  oats
  • 1 cup roasted nuts(mix of almonds and walnuts)
  • 1 tbsp powdered flax seeds
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Process  the dates and prunes together in a mixer grinder till it turns into dough like consistency.
  2. Toast the oats in a preheated oven for  15 minutes or till fragrant.
  3. Place the oats , roasted and chopped nuts, flax seeds  along with the date and prune mix.
  4. Mix well to coat all ingredients well.
  5. Now warm honey and peanut butter together in the microwave for 30-40 seconds.
  6. Mix together both the date nut mixture and the honey peanut butter mixture into a smooth mix.
  7. Now spread it in a greased pan and refrigerate for an hour.
  8. Cut it in bars and store in an airtight container.
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Healthy Granola Bar

Healthy Granola Bar

Healthy granola bars were decked up with my  mom’s  favourite ingredients  hence she  loved them and ate the whole box alone 😀   You don’t have to necesasarily follow the recipe to the point. You can include and exclude whatever you want 🙂

Best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator but they stay fresh for a long time outside it too.

Healthy Granola Bar

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