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Granola bars are one of the most convenient snacks to have on hand. With my children’s sports schedules and extracurricular activities, I’m always in need of on-the-go power food. I used to lean heavily on store-bought granola bars, but now that I’ve learned how to make my own I can control exactly what goes into them. This recipe is adapted from a pecan granola bar recipe in Lucy Baker’s book, Edible DIY. This book is loaded with homemade edible gift ideas.
Homemade Granola Bars
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup coconut oil
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl, mix together the coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture until combined.
- Add the oats, coconut, nuts, and dried fruit, and stir to combine evenly.
- Press the dough evenly into the 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake on the center rack for 20 – 25 minutes, until the edges are beginning to get brown.
- Cool completely on a wire rack and cut into 14 bars. Store the bars in an airtight container.
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Homemade Granola Bars Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $8.01 to make, or $.57 per bar. Homemade granola bars are a convenient, healthy snack to take with you when you’re on the go.