Easy Fruit Granola Bars
These homemade soft and chewy granola bars are so delicious and super easy to make, using just 4 basic ingredients from your pantry. They are awesome for a quick breakfast on the go or a satisfying snack when you want something delicious and healthy.
Servings: 6 Bars
- 1 ½ cups quick or rolled oats
- 1 cup dried cherries or blueberries
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅓ cup honey agave or maple syrup
Microwave the peanut butter and honey for 30-40 seconds and stir together. Heating helps everything bind together more easily while they firm up after they're made.
Add in the oats and dried fruit and mix it all up. Add more oats if needed. Too many will make them dry.
Press the granola firmly and evenly into a 9x5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper or tin-foil for easy removal, lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. You can use the bottom of a measuring cup to help press it down so that it’s nice and flat and firmly packed so that the bars will hold their shape well.
Refrigerate until chilled. Then cover the baking pan and pop it in the fridge for an hour or until the bars are chilled.
Cut the bars. Lift up on the parchment paper or tin-foil to transfer the granola onto a cutting board and cut the bars into whatever size you like.
Chill the bars to better hold their shape. You could even roll them into bite-sized balls! Place them in a zip-lock or sealed container to keep them fresh and enjoy!
Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg