Back to School Granola Bars
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Back to School Granola Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 10 Bars

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or use coconut oil to make these vegan
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or use regular brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted peanuts or substitute other seed/nut, see ideas below
  • cup mini chocolate chips or substitute dried fruit, see ideas below

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter and line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper or generously butter the pan.
  • 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 over the honey / butter mixture and stir until the oats are thoroughly coated. Add in your mix-ins, then press into the prepared pan (if using chocolate chips, let the mixture cool for a few minutes before adding them so they don’t melt). Bake for 18-20 minutes, then cool completely before cutting into bars. Wrapped well, the bars will last 2-3 weeks.

Notes

  • VARIATIONS:
    • Dried Cherry and Pistachio
    • 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