Healthy Homemade Granola Bars
My Sundays are spent meal prepping. Taking the 2-3 hours on Sunday helps my week go well by not having to think what I want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
My meal prep this week includes:
Eggs + Cinnamon Toast
Yogurt + Berries
Lentil Pasta with Veggies & Ground Beef
Taco meat + corn + black beans
Chicken from Crock Pot + corn + beans
Snacks are a must.. as I tend to snack all the time. This week (and most every week), I make a batch of homemade healthy granola bars.
These granola bars are high in protein, healthy fats, and calories, so they're filling. These are easy grab-and-go before yoga, or anytime I'm at work or home and just need a snack.
- Gluten Free Oats
- Peanut Butter (or almond)
- Vanilla Extract
- Coconut Oil
- Chia Seeds (optional)
- Almonds (optional)
- Chocolate chips (optional, but definitely)
- I combine the dry ingredients in a blender (Ninja) and pulse a couple times to chop up the almonds and oats
- I combine the wet ingredients (peanut butter, honey, vanilla, coconut oil) in a mug and heat the mug in the microwave for 30 minutes
- I stir the heated wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until there is a nice consistency and no oats look dry
After spreading out the granola on wax paper, I take another piece of wax paper and roll out the granola until it's a thin layer, about 1/2" thick. Leave the granola in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow you can cut it into bite size pieces, and enjoy!
I sometimes put granola bar in the freezer because it lasts longer (about 6 months) and I think it also tastes better.
You can add/take away ingredients. When it was halloween, I added some marshmallows and candy corn. I have a sweet tooth, so that's why I add chocolate chips, even though it's totally optional. Let me know if you try this ingredient or have some suggestions for making my granola bar recipes even better!