Homemade granola bars are fresh, delicious and easy to whip up. Add raspberries and apples and you have a nutritious snack kids will love.
Homemade Granola Bars
If you haven’t ever made homemade granola bars, it is a lot easier than you might think. They are a snack that is filling, easy to grab, and have tons of options so you don’t get sick of them easily. The kind we like are soft and chewy – we think they are the most delicious – and they are easier for kids to eat than the crunchy kind. You can make a big batch all at once and store them so you aren’t making a big mess in your kitchen every day!
This recipe only calls for 1 tablespoon of honey. If you like your granola bars a little more sticky, then you can definitely add more. The applesauce in this recipe adds a really great sweetness, but also moisture to these bars. If they seem too ‘fluffy’ then you can melt the coconut oil and honey together and boil for just a minute. This will help to create a denser texture.
The recipe says you can cut them after 10 minutes, and you can! But if you chill these in the fridge for an hour or so, they will hold together a lot better. Also, it is important to press the granola bar mixture into the pan really well. The longer and harder you press, the better your bars will stick together.