Homemade granola bars

I made a very tasty thing this weekend. Homemade granola bars with only 5 ingredients. I got the recipe from minimalist baker and was sold as soon as I saw peanut butter on the ingredient list. I enjoyed making them so I thought I’d post a few photos to whet you appetite. There were a couple of ingredients I hadn’t eaten in a long time. Dates — because I never know what to put them in…

Whole dates

And whole almonds…

Whole almonds and honey

The recipe was really simple. Purée the dates until they are gloopy with a few chunks. Chopping them into small pieces would work just as well.

Puréed dates

Toast the oats and mix the dry ingredients together.

Dry granola bar ingredients

Then melt the peanut butter and honey together, pour into the dry ingredients and mix. It’s definitely worth licking the spoon, it makes washing up easier afterall.

Granola bar mixture

Put in a dish and press down to form a firm layer of granola then chill for around 20 minutes.

Granola slice setting

Then cut up and scoff. These slices are crunchy, chewy, sweet but slightly savoury and very moreish. I know what you’re thinking, it looks like bird food. They do but they’re also very tasty. Although, if you hung one out your window I wreckon you might attract a bird or two.

Homemade granola bar slices

For the full recipe, ingredients and lovely photos, view the Minimalist Bakers recipe for healthy 5 ingredient granola bars.

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2 Comments

    • Thanks Charly, they were! Although the peanut butter and jam ones are next on my list 🙂

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