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Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

If you are looking for a wholesome snack on the go, give this Homemade Granola Bar Recipe a try!  These portable granola bars are the perfect way to fuel your family adventures.

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Now that summer is in full swing my calendar is quickly filling up.

Unlike other times of the year, when it seems there are always a lot of things I have to do, summer brings a lot of things I want to do.

In the next month, we have hikes planned, a beach trip AND a road trip.

I love the chance to create memories with my family!  I know it sounds cliché, but not a day goes by that I don’t realize how quickly the kids are growing up.

It seems like yesterday I was announcing to you guys that I was pregnant. 

Photo of dry ingredients for a homemade granola bar recipe mixed together in a bowl with the ingredient packaging surrounding.

Can you believe Skye is five and will be starting Kindergarten this year?

And don’t even get me started on the boys. 

As hard as it is for me to believe that Skye is five, it is equally hard for me to think that I am the mother of a teen.  (And one that will be turning thirteen next year.)

One thing I’ve learned as a mom is that keeping everyone well-fed is one of the most important things I can do to ensure that our family memories are good ones.  No one is at their best when they are hungry!

Photo of wet ingredients for a homemade granola bar recipe mixed together in a saucepan with the dry ingredients in packages surrounding.

On-the-go snacks are a must when we are adventuring.

Of course, not any snack will do.  I always try to make sure I have protein-packed snacks on hand that give everyone the energy they need to last from sun up to sun down.

Photo of wet and dry ingredients for Homemade Granola Bars combined together in a bowl.

These Homemade Granola Bars are just the kind of snack I pack!

Thanks to Planters Cashew Halves & Pieces, these Cashew Granola Bars pack all the protein we need to keep our energy up for hikes, beach days, and road trips.

Nuts have always been my go-to snack because I feel so much better when I have adequate protein in my diet.  Planters Cashew Halves & Pieces are the perfect on the go snack.

I picked them, along with all the other ingredients for these Homemade Granola Bars, up at Publix.

Outdoor photo of Homemade Granola Bars on a red and white stripped napkin with the main ingredients in packaging.

Publix has been my go-to grocery store since childhood.  (In my opinion, they have the best service around.)  They make it easy to Go Places and create memories with friends and family with on-the-go snacks.

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Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

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Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

If you are looking for a wholesome snack on the go, give this Homemade Granola Bar Recipe a try!  These portable granola bars are the perfect way to fuel your family adventures.

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: homemade granola bar recipe

Servings: 16

Calories: 240 kcal

Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup Planters Cashew Halves & Pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 1/2 cup brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt add an additional 1/2 teaspoon for salty bars
  • 3/4 cup honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325.

  2. Line a 13 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper.

  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, cashews, cherries, sunflower seeds, brown rice cereal, and sea salt.

  4. In a medium saucepan, combine honey or brown rice syrup, almond butter, and vanilla extract.

  5. Heat until melted, stirring often.

  6. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir well.

  7. Transfer to prepared baking dish.

  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.

  10. Cut into bars. Allow to cool for another hour and then remove from pan using the parchment paper.

  11. Re-cut and store in a sealed container for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 240 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g 17%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Sodium 144mg 6%

Potassium 191mg 5%

Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber 3g 12%

Sugars 16g

Protein 5g 10%

Vitamin A 6.2%

Vitamin C 2.2%

Calcium 4.5%

Iron 13.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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