Granola bars are so simple to make, why do we even buy them? A box of fruit & seed granola bars typically has 6 bars per box and costs around $3...add a few more dollars if they're gluten-free! Many of these ingredients are already sitting around the house waiting to be used. The rest of the ingredients for this recipe I bought from Sprouts (I love the bulk section!), and it only cost me about $4. This recipe makes 16-21 bars, depending on how you cut them. That means you can actually SAVE money making these bars!
Simple, quick, delicious! Try them, you'll like them! (Yo Gabba Gabba reference...yup.)
Fruit & Seed Granola Bars
Adapted from YumSugar
Makes 16-21 bars
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 6 tbsp canola oil
- 1/2 cup seeds (I used pepitas and sunflower seeds)
- 1/4 cup honey or agave
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (I used raisins, dried cranberries, and dried diced apricots)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with oil.
- Spread oats on another lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the oil, honey, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Stir until smooth and hot.
- Transfer oats, seeds, and fruit to a large bowl and mix together. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the oat mixture and stir until combined.
- While mixture is still warm, transfer it to the prepared pan. Pack down mixture into pan using a spatula. (I placed wax paper on top and pressed it down with my hands.)
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting.
- Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Granola bars prior to baking
Granola bars after baking, before cutting
Nutrition Information (based on 16 bars):
Calories: 178.4 calories, Total carbohydrates: 29.5 g, Fiber: 2.1 g, Total fat: 7.3 g, Protein: 2.1 g