letsrunto-wonderland:

thisthinisinprogress:

alexkpace:

I’ve been wanting to make homemade granola bars for a long time. It’s nice to know exactly what’s in your food, especially with something that you eat for energy and a healthy snack.

I’ve been intimidated up to this point by the large amount of ingredients people put in them. I just wanted a basic granola bar: simple to make and inexpensive.

If you want to make them… 

What you’ll need:

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup chopped almonds (or other nuts)

1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

What you’ll need to do:

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. Spread into a well-greased pan. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on your crunch preference (the longer it cooks, the crunchier it gets). Let the granola cool before you cut it, or it will fall apart. 

Just made these, and they are AWESOMEEEEE! Small note- if you are using raw honey make sure you heat it up first like 20/30 seconds so that you can pour it over your dry ingredients. And I also didn’t grease my pan I lined it with aluminum foil so I just lifted them out to cool then cut. 

If you want a VEGAN version of these I’ve made them using pitted dates & a little bit of water pureed in the food processor instead of the honey. They turned out super delicious too!

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