Homemade Granola Bars

Photo by Lynda Balslev for Tastefood

Healthy, high-energy snack food is the perfect pick-me-up during the work or school day and provides a nutritional boost of energy, which improves concentration and stamina. While nailing the nutrition may be easier to accomplish when preparing a sit-down meal, it's often difficult to achieve in a snack when you are grabbing food on the go. What can you eat that's portable, delicious and healthy? Look no further than these homemade granola bars. Snacking never felt, or tasted, so good.

The beauty of homemade granola bars is that you can pick and choose your ingredients, omitting excess sugars, fat and additives without sacrificing flavor. While these bars are not entirely sin-free, they are packed with nutrient-rich oats, almonds and dried fruit. Each bar provides a welcome dose of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, which should justify making a batch for munching.

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(1) comment

Richard Johnson

You want it lower calorie? Substitute sugar used with either a banana, or unsweetened applesauce. To get the taste of the brown sugar a teaspoon of molasses will do the trick. Also, sugar free maple syrup.

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