Crunchy Granola Bars Recipe

Makes 15 bars  •  Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup mixed seeds
  • ½ cup tablespoons raw & unsalted nuts, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons raisins (or cranberries)
  • 2 tablespoons honey, raw
  • 1 teaspoon xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C and grease flat pan.
  2. Mix oats, seeds, nuts and raisins in a large bowl.
  3. Add xylitol, honey and vanilla to mixture. Mix together well.
  4. Spread out mixture on the oven pan. Make sure it is densely spread (about 1 - 2cm high)
  5. Bake at 150°C for 20 minutes or until “dry” and crispy. Allow to cool down completely and cut into bars.


crunchy granola bars

Marna's handy tips

  • You can also add coconut flakes: replace ¼ cup seeds with ¼ cup coconut flakes for a different taste
  • Chocolate bars: leave out raisins and halve the nuts used: then add ½ cup chocolate chips
  • The baked goods should cool down for at least 2 or 3 hours before you cut it - it may crumble and break apart if you cut it while it is still hot
  • Enjoy as a snack with a cup of rooibos tea; or keep it in a container for a easy snack on the go.

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