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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Finally, a new post! Sorry for the delay, the summer has been super busy for us and I’ve had no time to work on recipes etc. But I am glad to say I now have a great recipe to share with you. These granola bars are made with only a few ingredients and are very easy to put together. They are soft on the inside but still hold together nicely. The ingredients can vary to your liking so give this a try and let me know what you put in them.

 
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut butter you enjoy)
2 packets truvia or sweetner of your choice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tb flaxseed (or oat flour or protein powder)
1/2 tsp baking powder
up to 1 cup of any add ins*- chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, seeds etc. (here I only used 1/8 cup chocolate cups)
Mix everything together. Place into an 8×8 pan lined with baking paper. Press down dough and smooth out. Bake at 350F for 20-30 minutes till top is browned a bit. The bottom may be very soft so what I then did was lifted up the parchment paper with the dough in it and flipped the whole thing over back into the pan so the bottom is now on top. I then baked it again for about 10 minutes till that part was browned. Once cooled cut into 12 squares and store in your fridge. I like these best cold.
*If you use 1 cup of add ins you may need to use and additional 1/4 cup of applesauce to the mixture.
You can put a few in a bag and grab them on your way out for a quick breakfast. Perfect!

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3 Comments

  1. This sounds very good. I'm thinking that I would experiment with adding more protein to these, because snacks that are primarily carb don't work well for me – I get hungry way too soon after.

    1. 100% You can have it with a protein shake or add more protein powder to it as well.

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