5 Ingredient Granola Bars
Yields: 12 BARS
Prep time: 5 MINUTES
Total time: 50 MINUTES
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup honey
Optional: salt and cinnamon, to taste
1. Combine the oats, almond butter, almonds, chocolate chips and honey in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined. Add more honey if needed and salt and cinnamon, to taste.
2. Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to fall over the edges. Press the oat mixture into the pan.
3. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until firm. Remove paper from pan and then cut the large square in half. Then cut each half into 6 rectangles.
4. Wrap bars individually with parchment paper or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
You can substitute the chocolate chips for dried cranberries. Or you can also use peanut butter and different nuts such as peanut or cashews.
Additional mix-ins: 1/8 cup flax seed meal, 1/8 cup chia seeds, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds.
Note: Add a Tablespoon more honey for each addition.
Let me know how you like them!
These are perfect for those busy days, when you are hankering to eat something quick, yet healthy for you. My daughter loves these for her school snack!