Homemade Granola/granola bars

I wake up every morning for some wonderful clients at 5:15am 🙂 I know I need to eat something before we start our session at 6am, but I can’t really stomach eating anything. So every morning I eat some sort of “bar.” For anyone who knows me and especially those who have done grocery tours know that I am not a fan of these bars. Typically, glorified candy bars, the wrappers trick us into believing these chocolate covered mounds of goodness are actually healthy… Solution… Homemade granola bars!
So easy to make and modify:

Prep a big cookie sheet or any flat pan with short edges and cover with parchment paper.
Heat oven to 300 degrees.

Use whatever nuts (almonds, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, cashews), seeds (sunflower, watermelon, pumpkin), dried fruit, chocolate chips, coconut flakes you like. You can also add flax, sesame, hemp, or chia.

You want about 4 cups of dry Ingredients. You can chop it up if you want. Mix it all together in a big bowl.

The only thing you really need to measure is the honey and butter or oil (olive, coconut, canola) that you use as your base or “glue”. It’s about 1/3 cup of honey and 2 tbsp of the butter or oil. Can also add 1 tbsp of vanilla extract if you want.
You’re going to heat those ingredients in a pan until they are just boiling. Then pour them over the nut mixture.

Then spread the mix into the prepared pan and flatten it out so it’s firm.
Bake 20-25 minutes until its dry, then cut into bars and enjoy!

P.S. I also make this as granola. I don’t press it down after pouring it into the pan, just spread it out and then crumble it once its cooled a little after baking. Add to yogurt or cottage cheese for quick and easy breakfast.

Let me know what combinations you enjoy!

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