Soft and Chewy Granola Bars

Granola bars are a very quick and easy way to make your breakfast much more interesting and healthier!

Soft and Chewy Granola Bars

Simple, Soft and Chewy Granola Bars recipe with step-by-step photos. Granola bars are a very quick and easy way to make your breakfast much more interesting and healthier! These are filled with all the fibers, vitamins, fats and antioxidants required to start your day feeling fresh and energetic. And of course, these healthy homemade granola bars are much better than the store-bought especially these days. So friends, try this simple and at the same time healthy and delicious granola bars and share your comments!

Furthermore, I would like to share some suggestions to make these soft and chewy granola bars. Firstly, try to use rolled oats instead of instant oats. You can also dry roast 1 cup of rolled oats over low heat until it turns aromatic. Then, divide it into two equal portions, place one portion in a mixie jar, and blend into a fine powder. Add in toasted oats, roasted nuts and seeds and the oats powder. It acts as extra glue, holding the bars together.

Secondly, feel free to add your favorite dried nuts and fruits. You can also add chocolate chips. Instead of making bars, you can make balls from that mixture.

Finally, you may also like my other healthy breakfast recipes like Homemade Granola Recipe, Green Gram Aval Pongal, Whole Wheat Bread Recipe, Multigrain bread recipe, Healthy Bread Pizza, Whole wheat mixed berry bread, Lemon Blueberry Bread, Raspberry bread, Peanut Butter Recipe, Ragi Roti, Homemade Strawberry Jam, Soft Chapati recipe, Ven Pongal, Steel-cut Oats Porridge, Eggless Buttermilk Pancakes, Whole wheat pancake, Aloo Gobi Paratha, Turkey Frittata, Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bars, Stuffed Palak Paneer Paratha and Whole Wheat Banana Bread.

Soft and Chewy Granola Bars 2021-05-22 03:53:49

Soft and Chewy Granola Bars

Serves 6
Prep Time: 00:05
Cook Time: 00:15
Total Time: 00:20

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (pitted) dates
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sun flower seeds
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Firstly, in a bowl soak 1 cup dates in 1/2cup hot water for 30 mins or until it becomes soft.
  • Then transfer it to a mixie jar and blend to smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Dry roast almonds, walnuts on low flame for 5 minutes or until the nuts turn crunchy.
  • Further, roast pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds for 2 mins.
  • Transfer the roasted nuts and seeds to a bowl and keep aside.
  • Also, roast 1 cup rolled oats over low heat until it turns aromatic.
  • In a pan, add dates paste and cook until the dates paste thickens.
  • Then add honey and mix well until combined, turn off the heat.
  • Further, add in roasted nuts, seeds, roasted oats, cinnamon powder and salt, mix well.
  • Finally, add in dried cranberries, mix well making sure everything is combined well.
  • Transfer the prepared mixture to a lined pan then use a rubber spatula or damp fingertips to firmly press the mixture into the pan. (Press hard here, this way the bars will stay together once cooled and cut — press for about one minute to be extra safe).
  • Cover then refrigerate (in freezer) at least 2 hours. Remove block of granola mixture from the pan then peel away aluminium foil. Cut into equal bars.

By Santhi Therese
The Indian Claypot

In a bowl soak 1 cup of dates in 1/2cup hot water for 30 mins
or until it becomes soft.

Then transfer it to a mixie jar and blend to smooth paste and keep aside

.

Dry roast almonds, walnuts on low flame for 5 minutes or until the nuts turn crunchy.

Further, roast pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds for 2 mins.

Transfer the roasted nuts and seeds to a bowl and keep them aside.

Also, roast 1 cup rolled oats over low heat until it turns aromatic.

In a pan, add dates paste and cook until the dates paste thickens.

Then add honey and mix well until combined, turn off the heat.

Further, add in roasted nuts, seeds, roasted oats, cinnamon powder
and salt, mix well.

Finally, add in dried cranberries, mix well making sure everything is combined well.

Transfer the prepared mixture to a lined pan then use a rubber spatula or damp fingertips to firmly press the mixture into the pan. (Press hard here, this way the bars will stay together once cooled and cut — press for about one minute to be extra safe).

Cover then refrigerate (in Freezer) for at least 2 hours. Remove the block of granola mixture from the pan then peels away aluminum foil. Cut into equal bars.

You may also like my other Healthy Breakfast posts and recipes like Appam Recipe, Millets Pongal /Foxtail Millet Sweet Pongal, Mung Bean Porridge, Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram with Idli/Dosa Batter, Oatmeal Brownie, Aval Payasam, Ragi Sweet Kozhukattai, Ragi Paal Kozhukattai, How To Make Soft Layered Chapati, Vendhaya Kali, Strawberry Apple Smoothie, Pasi Payaru Aval Pongal, Homemade Granola Recipe, Adai Dosa Recipe, Ragi Puttu, Green Gram Payasam/Kheer, Whole Wheat Bread Recipe, Kavuni Arisi Sweet, Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Homemade Peanut Butter .


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