Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

Yum. Healthy Homemade Granola Bars.

Healthy Granola Bars

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm! Yum is all I want to say because I just made the most bomb granola bars ever in life. Everrrr. They are filled with fiber, protein, potassium and healthy fat. I mean, what more do you need in a granola bar?

Nowadays, granola bars in the grocery stores that are marketed as a healthy treat, are really just filled with sugar. I mean just look at Chewy Granola Bar ingredients for example.

Chewy Ingredients

Now why would you want to put THAT into your body when you can simply make your own with under 10 nutrient filled ingredients? It is seriously one of the easiest treats  I’ve ever made.

This granola bar will just make your life easier. Here’s how:

  • You can eat this after or before a workout.
  • Pack it into a lunch for your kids or nieces and nephews.
  • Eat it as a to go treat in the the morning.
  • Bring it as a rescue snack.
  • Break it up in your cereal.
  • Break it up in your yogurt.
  • Eat it as a late night snack.
  • Make them into packaged gifts.
  • Use them as prizes for kids you teach or coach.

Fitty Fattys Healthy Granola Bars

And the thing is… All of the ingredients are natural. I mean could you even pronounce some of the words in the label above? Do you even know what sorbitol, glycerin, soy lecithin or sodium bicarbonate is? I mean, you may know. But  have you ever cooked with these ingredients?

I guess the moral of the story is that it’s best to make your own food, because you know exactly what’s in it. And most of the time, what you make yourself is actually BETTER than what you can get in a package. At least these granola bars are. (According to my taste buds, lol. Please leave a comment and let me know how you like them.) :)

 Okay let’s get started.

Ingredients:

1 Cup of Rolled Oats

1/2 Cup of Popped Quinoa (Here’s a video on how to pop quinoa)

11 Pitted Dates or 1 Cup of Pitted Dates

1/4 Cup of PB2

2 Tbsp. of Water

1 Tbsp Honey

Handful of Loosely  Chopped Almonds & Pecans

Handful of Chopped Dark Chocolate Chips ( You can also use cacao nibs.)

Handful of Chopped Raisins

You can also add banana chips (like I did) or any dried fruit you like.

 *Makes 6 Bars

Instructions:

1. Pop quinoa on the stove and then pour it into a bowl. (Make sure you don’t burn it.)

2. Then add in the rolled oats to the same bowl.

3. Take the dates and PB2 and blend them both in a blender or food processor until it turns into a smooth consistency. It will likely turn into a ball.

4. Add the date and PB2 mixture into the bowl of oats and quinoa.

5. With your hands mix up the oats and quinoa with the date and PB2 mixture until everything is evenly distributed. (Applying coconut oil to your hands before mixing will make it easier to work with.)

6. As you are mixing it up, add in the honey and water and keep mixing.

7. Add in the chopped pecans, almonds, raisins, chocolate chips and other add ins. Begin to mix them in evenly with the rest of the mixture.

8. Once the mixture is done. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

9. Then put the mixture into the pan lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture into the pan until it’s smooth and evenly distributed.

10. Place granola bars in the the freezer for 15 minutes.

11. Take out the granola bars out of the freezer and then cut them into bars while they are still in the pan.

12. Pop them babies out and eat.

*You can store them into an airtight container in the fridge.

xoxo Fitty Fattys

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9 Comments

  • Reply Kam Kay November 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    These homemade granola bars look so delicious. Love that these are so healthy!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Thank you! They are my absolute favorite.

  • Reply Karen Grosz November 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Can’t wait to try to pop quinoa. These really do sound yummy and I love make things with as little added sugar as possible.

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Lol I must say I burnt it a few times, so make sure you pop them quick!

  • Reply Chantal November 3, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this! Added to the list of many things to try!

    • Reply fittyfattys November 3, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Awesome. It is one of my favorite recipes!!!!!

  • Reply Kami Kilgore October 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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  • Reply Pernnille Oberg October 19, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Yummy! And then so easy to make.
    It’s a must try! Do you reckon it would work as a topping on fresh yoghurt?

    • Reply fittyfattys October 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

      I don’t see why not. I think it would be the perfect topping! :)

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