This Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe is not just yummy, gluten-free, and kid-friendly, but it can also assist with liver detox. Hence, adults can enjoy its health benefits as well.
Peanut butter is a good source of healthy unsaturated fats. However, store-bought granolas can be deceptive as a healthy food with all the high sugar content it may provide. Of course, scrutinizing the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list always helps. Even so, not all people have the time and encouragement to do so.
We all know that granola is tagged as “healthy” food; hence, for some folks, as long they see the word ‘granola,’ they just grab them without even looking at the labels. But hey, did you know that you can do this at home?
Indeed! Not only that you won’t have to spend time reading the labels and finding the healthiest options, but you’ll also be able to control the amount of sugar that you’re gonna put it in. Plus, homemade products are most likely to be the healthiest.
Anyhow, this delicious and healthy snack can be made in a little over an hour, with just simple and natural ingredients that are probably in your pantry already.
This recipe is also rich in protein and fiber that keeps you satisfied for a longer time and prevents your body from absorbing unnecessary calories, helping you maintain a healthier weight over time. It’s also low in sugar so you don’t have to feel the same guilt as that of the store-bought ones. A must-try recipe that the whole family will surely love. Happy Eating!
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
- 9 x 13-inch baking pan
- 2 cup Old fashioned oats Certified gluten-free
- 3/4 cup peanut butter all-natural, organic, unsweetened, unsalted
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup organic honey
- Preheat the oven to 350º F. Prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.
- Combine all the ingredients into a large bowl and transfer the mixture to the baking pan, spreading evenly to the edges using your hands.
- Take another sheet of parchment paper and lay it on top of the mixture. Press it firmly down using something heavy like a rolling pin. This step is crucial for the granola to hold its shape and have the best texture so don’t skip this part.
- Take the parchment off and bake the mixture in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t discard the parchment paper as you’ll use them again later on.
- As soon as they’re baked, take them out of the oven, and put the parchment paper back on top. Once again, press them down firmly using something heavy.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to cool down.
- Take out of the mixture from the pan and use a sharp knife to cut them into 18 bars. Serve and enjoy! Or, package accordingly, keeping them refrigerated until service.
- Feel free to use agave nectar in replacement of honey.
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