I have been searching for the perfect healthy granola bar. It needs to be high in protein and low in sugar-these granola bars are difficult to find, at least at an affordable price. I realized that the perfect granola bar is a homemade granola bar.
So I turned to my favorite recipe site, The Minimalist Baker, for guidance. I found their simple 5 ingredient granola bars. I made a few changes to my fit taste but original recipe can be found here: Minimalist Baker
- 1 cup packed dates-pitted
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 cup cinnamon almonds, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
Step 1-put dates in food processor until they form a “dough” consistency.
Step 2-combine the following ingredients in a bowl:
Step 3-over low heat warm honey and peanut butter.
Step 4-add honey and peanut butter mixture to the dates, almonds, and oats.
Step 5-once mixed thoroughly put the mixture in a small pan lined with parchment paper.
Step 6-press the mixture firmly until flattened. Cover with parchment paper and let set in fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Step 7-remove and cut into 10 even bars.