Homemade Granola Bars | easy no bake granola bars recipe – Homemade granola bars is a perfect and healthy way to start your day. You can also have them as part of mid-time snack. You can add any of your favourite nuts, dried fruits, seeds to these bars. There are many variations of these bars that you can prepare. In this recipe, we have used jaggery, honey, brown sugar and butter/ghee for binding. But you may choose to add your preferred binding ingredients. Suppose, if you want to skip adding brown sugar, you may increase the proportion of jaggery. You may even add peanut butter for binding.
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Homemade Granola Bars | easy no bake granola bars recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 10 Bars
Ingredients (1 Cup = 200 ml)
1 cup quick cooking oats
½ cup cornflakes
1/2 cup mixed chopped nuts and seeds (we have used almonds,cashews,walnuts,pumpkin seeds,sunflower seeds,flax seeds)
¼ cup dried cranberries (can also add raisins)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (can also use ghee)
1/3 cup jaggery
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon honey
In a non-stick pan, add quick cooking oats, cornflakes and mixed chopped nuts & seeds (we have used almonds,cashews,walnuts,pumpkin seeds,sunflower seeds,flax seeds). Dry roast on a low-medium flame for about 8-10 minutes.
Add dried cranberries (or raisins) and roast for another 1-2 minutes. Remove in a bowl and set aside.
Heat butter in a pan on medium flame. Add jaggery and brown sugar. Stir and cook till mixture starts to boil.
Reduce the flame and add vanilla essence and mix.
Immediately add roasted oats-nuts mixture. Mix well and remove from flame.
Add honey, mix and spread the mixture in a tin. Press with the back of a spoon.
Once it is slightly cool, cut into bars or squares. Store it in an airtight container.