I posted on Twitter a while back about being on the hunt for a healthy granola bar recipe.
I eat breakfast before work every day, but come 10:30am or so, I am starving! So I’ve been on the hunt to find a healthy snack option to eat when I get hungry that would hold me over until lunch time.
Granola bars are the perfect snack option, so I thought I would try and find a recipe to make my own. And yes, I know I could just go out and buy them, but this way I know what’s going in them and I can tailor them exactly like I want. I found a great recipe from Positively Splendid and thought I would give it a try.
For the exact recipe and instructions, go here.
I opted to use almonds, dried blueberries, and chocolate chips in mine. Her recipe also called for dried cranberries. But you can add or take out anything you like or don’t like.
Here’s what it looked like pre-baking.
The only unhealthy ingredient is the sweetened condensed milk. I think next time I make these I’m going to try using honey or maple syrup combined with almond butter or applesauce to replace the sweetened condensed milk. The sweetened condensed milk is what binds it together and also makes it sweeter. But I think a honey/almond butter combo might work instead.
Next time maybe I’ll switch it up and use something else besides dried blueberries.
Have you ever made homemade granola bars? What’s your favorite granola bar combo?