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Easy 5 Minute Granola Bars

I impressed myself this weekend with easy-peasy 5 minute granola bars. A tiny bit sticky to make but I think they are worth it. I usually eat a granola bar on my way to bootcamp in the morning and these are a cheaper alternative. They are chewy (as opposed to crunchy), not supersweet and have a nutty flavor that I like. Store them in the refrigerator individually wrapped for easy grab and go snacks.  All in all thumbs up.   

The recipe came from FANNEtastic Food. Check it out...


1 & 3/4 C rolled oats
1 C crisp puffed brown rice cereal (I used Kashi)
3/4 C seeds (I used 1/4 C each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds)
1/4 C finely ground flaxseed
1/4 C unsweetened coconut
1/2 C brown rice syrup
1/3 C creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
* I also added 2 T of mini chocolate chips and am thinking craisins might be a nice addition too.

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix them together. In a separate (microwave safe) bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, then microwave them for about 20 to 30 seconds. This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients since it’s really sticky!

Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix! Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are as well distributed as possible. Put some muscle into it! Then, put the mixture into a shallow pan and flatten it down. Refrigerate. Done and done!

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aprilruthie aprilruthie 4 years
These were GREAT- I used raw honey (and 100% raw ingredients actually- so awesome!) PS- If nutritional information is important to YOU then you can use any of a TON of available online tools. I never count calories so I don't need to know those details (but the tools are great- I use them when making treats for buddies who do monitor different stuff like calories, sugar, or fat).
nyyankeegirl6 nyyankeegirl6 4 years
yes...why doesn't any of these have nutritional information....sometimes something isn't really good once you add up everything either calories, or sugar etc...nutritional infer would be great
tvango tvango 5 years
You can always go to a website such as live strong and input the ingredients to get the nutritional info.
amandarenae amandarenae 5 years
why don't any of these recipes have nutrition information? that seems kind of important for knowing whether or not you'd want to make them!
vero88 vero88 6 years
YUM! These are so delicious and handy. Truly wonderful I must say.
spacecadeteer spacecadeteer 6 years
I literally just made these the other day and they are great. I had to do some creative substituting with honey and water because I didn't have the rice syrup, but they seem to be doing well. Also, learn from my mistake: I put them in too big of a pan, so they are a little crumbly - but so, so delicious. I also used PB2 instead of regular peanut butter. They're going to be the snack we all chow down on after EDC tonight/tomorrow morning.

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