I’m holding my coffee in one hand and in the other you can imagine what I have, one of those Oat + Nut Granola Bars with a white chocolate coating…mmm. It’s a pity you can’t try them, I promise they’re delicious. It makes me so upset that I cannot smell and taste all those amazing dishes I see on photos on social media. I’m so sorry but you’re going to have to make these bars if you want to taste these unique Home-made Oat + Nut Granola Bars.
Granola Bars are very handy in any cupboard and with this recipe you can make them when you want and store them for up to a week or more. This Oat + Nut Bars recipe is simple and quick with just 5 ingredients that you probably have at home. Have a look at the ingredient list below!
My cousins have also tried them and they loved them. They said these bars taste like the ones their mother buys but these are crunchier. I hope my lovely aunt starts to make these Oat + Nut Granola bars at home now that the recipe is on the blog.
In my opinion, energy bars should be a snack full of carbs to give us the energy we need but it doesn’t mean that they have to be super sweet or covered in 3 layers of chocolate. My point is that we have to be careful with the bars that we buy. If you make these Granola Bars at home you know what they are made of Oats + Nuts + Honey… The other thing I love about them is how crunchy they get in the oven. To get the crunchy texture we just add enough of honey to mix all the ingredients together and to give it a sweet taste.
I recommend that you make these Granola bars as a delicious and nutritious snack bar. I cut my Oat + Nut Bars into small square pieces to control myself because I can’t have just one at a time. Let’s see how many bars are left tomorrow?
My cousins like it and my friends too, but how did it turn out for you? Please share your experience below! I look forward to seeing your pictures on Instagram with the hasgtag #shoothecook! See you soon friend.
- - For a rectangular baking tin around 20x10 cm -
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (choose between almonds, pistachios, walnuts or a mix)
- 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup dried fruit (raisins or cranberries are perfect)
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (you can also substitute it with coconut oil, melted)
- 3 Tbsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC and cover a baking tin with parchment paper. Try to get one with a high border.
- Mix the oats, chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Beat the egg and add it to the mixture.
- Pour in the honey and the olive oil. Mix well until combined.
- Spread the mixture into the tin and press down with your hand until it forms a compact layer.
- Bake at 180º around 20'-25' or until the edges are brown and crispy
- Leave to cool before cutting into bars. Store them in an airtight containers for a week.
- *To make it vegan, substitute honey for maple or rice syrup.
- *My favourite nut for this bars are almonds but any combination would work fine.