Fruity Granola Bars are not only tasty, but they are a healthier take on store-bought granola bars. You’ll find that these bars are perfectly chewy and delicious.
Being a mom on the go means I need to make sure I have healthy snacks at hand. Whether it’s piano lessons, running errands, or homeschool co-ops, our days are full. These delicious granola bars are the perfect snack. They satisfy hunger, without ruining dinner.
Why You’ll Love These Fruity Granola Bars
- Easy to take with you – One of the best parts of these granola bars is that you can take them wherever you’re going.
- Freezable – Who doesn’t want to make granola bars that you can easily freeze? Once you make these, freeze them, and then you can enjoy them at any point you’d like!
- Food storage friendly – You can easily make this homemade granola bar recipe with ingredients that you probably have in your food storage.
Ingredients You Need
- Quick-cooking oats
- Sunflower seeds
- Dried apricots
- Pecan halves
- Dried cranberries
- Instant nonfat dry milk
- Wheat pastry flour
- Maple syrup
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
Making Your Homemade Granola Bars
- Preheat the oven and prepare your baking pan.
- Add all ingredients to food processor, and pulse until the mixture is chopped up.
- Pulse in the syrup, eggs, banana, and vanilla.
- Take the oat mixture and add it to a baking pan into an even layer.
- Bake, then cool completely in the pan.
- Lift from the pan using the parchment paper and cut into 32 bars.
How to Change Up This Recipe
- Drizzle on top – One of my favorite ways to change up this recipe is to drizzle chocolate sauce, or homemade caramel on top.
- Go nuts -Not a fan of pecans? Add some dried almonds, peanuts, or even cashew bits to the granola bars.
- Be fruity– Don’t like raisins or cranberries? Feel free to add any other dried fruits. Try dried peaches chopped up, or even chopped dried cherries.
- Go even sweeter- some mini chocolate chips, or unsweetened coconut will add a whole new dimension of flavor.
How do I freeze these easy granola bars?
You can easily freeze these granola bars by placing them in a freezer friendly baggie or container. Place them in the freezer. You can also wrap them individually before freezing and this will make consuming them on the go even easier.
You can also take these bars on the go with you. Wrap them in wax paper and place them in a baggie or a airtight container. These Fruity Granola Bars travel well, which means you can eat them at any point of the day.
Other Homemade Granola Recipes to Try
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 cup pecan halves
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup instant nonfat dry milk
- 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 × 13-inch baking pan
with parchment paper spritzed with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a food processor, combine the oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ,
apricots, pecans, raisins, cranberries, dry milk, flour, and
cinnamon. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped.
- To the mixture, add the syrup, eggs, banana, and vanilla, pulsing
again until well combined.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and press into an
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are browned and the batter is
- Cool completely in the pan. Lift from the pan using the parchment
paper and cut into 32 bars.
Nutrition InformationYield 32 Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 101Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 13mgSodium 141mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 3g
I do my best to make sure these numbers are accurate, however, please be your own best advocate and double check!