Back to School Granola Bars

A healthy, homemade snack to toss into kids’ backpacks or take on a hike, these granola bars are simple to make and easy to customize. My family opts for the classic peanut / chocolate chip combo but see below for variations that suit you. Also, feel free to sub out the butter for coconut oil if you’d like to go vegan.

Back to School Granola Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
A healthy, homemade snack to toss into kids' backpacks or take on a hike, these granola bars are simple to make and easy to customize. My family opts for the classic peanut / chocolate chip combo but see below for variations that suit you. Also, feel free to sub out the butter for coconut oil if you'd like to go vegan.
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Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 10 Bars

Ingredients
 

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, or use light brown sugar or use regular brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted peanuts
  • cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a 9 x 9 inch pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add honey and sugar and stir over low heat for another two to three minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Place the oats in a bowl with the flaxseed, salt and cinnamon and stir to combine. Pour the honey / butter mixture into the bowl and stir until the oats are thoroughly coated. Add the nuts and chocolate chips, then press into the prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes, then cool completely before cutting into bars. Wrapped well, the bars will last 2-3 weeks.

Notes

  • VARIATIONS:
    • Pistachio and dried cherries
    • Macadamia nut and white chocolate chips
    • Cashews and dried currants
    • Sliced Almonds and chopped dried apricots
    • Chopped Pecan and chopped dates
    • Walnuts and chopped dried figs
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