No Bake Granola Bar with Fruit and Chopped Nuts Recipe
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Homemade Granola Bar with Fruit and Chopped Nuts Recipe Overview
Welcome to the world of homemade goodness with our delightful granola bars! In this recipe, I will guide you through creating the perfect blend of rolled oats, chopped nuts, and dried fruits, all bound together with a touch of honey (or a vegan-friendly alternative) to create a delicious and nutritious treat. These granola bars are not only incredibly easy to make but also highly customizable, allowing you to tailor them to your taste preferences and dietary requirements. So, get ready to embark on a culinary adventure and craft a batch of wholesome granola bars that are sure to become your go-to snack for any time of the day!
Kitchen Tools Needed for this Granola Bar with Fruit and Chopped Nuts Recipe
Spatula for Mixing Ingredients
Pan to Mold the Granola Bar
Ingredients for this Granola Bar with Fruit and Chopped Nuts Recipe
1 cup Rolled Oats (gluten-free)
1/2 cup Dried Apricot (any dried fruit of your choice works!)
1/2 cup Chopped Nuts (such as Walnuts and Almonds)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
1/4 cup Honey (or agave syrup or maple syrup for a vegan dietary option)
Water (if needed to adjust the mixture)
Homemade Granola Bar with Fruit and Chopped Nuts Recipe Step-By-Step Instructions
In a bowl, pour in your rolled oats and for your binder to make sure the dry mixture stills together, add the honey (or alternative sweetener such as agave or maple syrup).
Add your cinnamon and pinch of salt to the mixture for extra flavor, and mix well.
Add in the dried apricots (or any other dried fruit of your choice).
Add in the chopped nuts.
If the mixture is too dry, now is the time to add a tablespoon or two of water to your mixture. Add in little by little to check the consistency as you go. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
Take a pan and press the mixture in, making sure it is evenly well-packed.
Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for about an hour to set the bars so they are able to hold their shape.
Once the granola bar with fruit and dried nuts is finished setting, flip over the pan to remove the energy bar from the pan and to reveal your completed granola bar recipe!
Once the bars have set, you can take them out and cut them into individual servings.
These homemade fruit and chopped nuts granola bars can be enjoyed on the spot and can also be saved to enjoy throughout the week. Make sure to use the appropriate meal prep container to store these granola bars in room temperature to enjoy throughout the week as an on-the-go snack! Also, remember that you can easily customize the recipe by using different dried fruits or different nuts to suit your taste preferences and dietary restrictions.