Do you love the convenience and taste of store bought granola bars but not all the added ingredients and sugar? Try making your own homemade granola bars. This recipe is easy to make and includes only good for you ingredients and no added sugar. They come together quickly and can be kept in the refrigerator and enjoyed throughout the week. You can also easily customize the recipe by using different fruit and nuts and you could even experiment with different nut butters in order to please any palate!
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup cranberries
1 cup agave nectar
1/3 cup almond butter
1/4 cup SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a 13×9 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine oats, flours, bran, flaxseed, almonds, blueberries and cranberries. Stir to combine and set aside.
In small saucepan, warm the agave nectar, almond butter, and SOL Sunflower Beverage on low heat until well blended. Be sure not to boil the mixture. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Add the warm mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until it is well combined.
Pat into the prepared pan pressing firmly with your hands to remove any air pockets.
Bake for 30min or until light golden brown. Cool for 10min and cut into 32 bars. When cool enough to handle, remove bars from the pan onto a cooling rack. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.