Baked Granola Bars

These crunchy, sweet granola bars are satisfying any time of day. Change up the add-ins to create your own bars.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (375 mL) old-fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) agave nectar or honey
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) total add-ins:
    Chopped nuts, dried fruit, chocolate morsels, crushed pretzels, crushed cereal, and/or sweetened flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Combine the oats, baking soda, and add-ins. Add the oil, honey, and brown sugar, and mix well.

  3. Use the Large Scoop to transfer the mixture into the wells of the Snack Bar Maker and press down with the Mini Nylon Serving Spatula.

  4. Bake for 14–16 minutes, or until the oats start to brown.

  5. Remove the Snack Bar Maker from the oven to a cooling rack. Cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack. Cover with the lid and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator until set.

Yield:

  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (with ½ cup/125 mL) almonds and ½ cup/125 mL cranberries): Calories 120, Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 55 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 10 g, Protein 3 g

Cook's Tips:

You can store finished granola bars in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

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