Do you love granola but hate the big price-tag and unfamiliar ingredients that can often come with it?
Yeah, me too. I always wonder how a giant container of oats can cost $2, but a small bag of granola can be close to $10.
Every time I see that price in the store I think to myself “Oh, I can just make that at home.” Except I don’t. I look-up recipes and decide I don’t want to buy the multiple types of nuts and seeds, dried fruit and unique grains that many recipes have.
Not this time. When I came across 5 (FIVE!!!) Ingredient Granola Bars I knew I had struck gold. Plus, the five ingredients are healthy, tasty and one of them is even optional…which makes them 4 (FOUR!!!) Ingredient Granola Bars.
Except those extra toppings I added in. Oops.
Easy Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
Keywords: bake breakfast snack vegetarian vegan peanut butter oats cranberries nuts
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or smooth), melted
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine oats, peanuts, and honey. Mix in melted peanut butter until moistened. Fold in sunflower seeds and cranberries. If dough is dry, add in extra peanut butter or honey, 1 tbs. at a time.
Press dough in greased 8×8 inch baking dish. Bake for about 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Let cool. If dough is crumbly, place in the refrigerator for at 30 minutes then cut while still chilled. Serve and enjoy!
~What’s in your favorite granola mix?