The perfect healthy snack! This is a quick & easy granola bar recipe with endless possibilities. Try it over some greek yogurt, so good. Some other variations of the bar I want to try: freeze-dried strawberries, raspberries & walnuts, and peanut butter chips & dried banana. So many variations!
So here’s what you need:
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (Or almond, lemon, ect)
3/4 cup cranberries (I used orange flavored cranberries, you could use cherries or any dried fruit you like)
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup shaved coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper (For a crunchier granola bar that can be used as crumbled granola as well use a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil – oil the foil first!) In a large bowl mix: oats, brown sugar, wheat germ (or flax seed), cinnamon, flour, & salt. Make a hole in the center & pour in honey, egg, oil, & extract. Mix well with your hands and lastly add in the dried fruits & nuts of your choosing. Spread onto pan evenly & bake for 25-30 minutes. Cut the bars before they have cooled completely or else it will be a crumbly mess. Enjoy!