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Homemade Granola Bars with Walnuts

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Homemade granola bars make such an easy breakfast or snack idea. Some days I am just not in the mood to have breakfast.

Getting something in your stomach is so important to get your day started right, so if you are like me, you will reach for something simple. 

Having granola bars on hand to just grab when you are having a busy morning or afternoon is such a sanity saver.

homemade granola bars with walnuts

The first thing that I usually reach for in the morning is coffee. I am sure that most of you are with me there! Who really wants to cook something at “dark thirty” in the morning?

I know that I am not. Homemade granola bars get you going with something healthy that you can reach for easily.

homemade granola with walnuts

Homemade Granola Bars with Walnuts

Adding in walnuts to the granola bars gives you the extra protein that you need. Your body needs nutrients to turn into energy, right?

Whether it is in the morning or for an afternoon pick me up, these homemade granola bars are the answer!

The granola bars that you can buy in the grocery store can cost an arm and a leg to have enough stocked in your home. Honestly, they probably aren’t the best thing for you either.


How many added extras are probably in those? I don’t even want to think about it. Making our own homemade granola bars with walnuts allows me to know EXACTLY what is in them.

homemade granola bars

These turned out so good that I am admitting that I could have eaten the whole pan myself. I shared though! Add-ins like walnuts are so fun and these also have peanut butter and chocolate chips.

You could even add in fried fruits as well to make it that much more filling. The possibilities are honestly endless when it comes to making your own granola bars at home.

homemade granola

It would not make it as healthy, but you could even add a chocolate drizzle to jazz it up for a sweet snack that you would not feel as guilty about eating.

Forget those store-bought granola bars in a box that can potentially break the budget and make homemade granola bars at home!

Homemade Granola Bars With Walnuts
Yield: 8

Homemade Granola Bars With Walnuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Forget those store-bought granola bars in a box that can potentially break the budget and make homemade granola bars at home!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, I used dark
  • 1/4 cup honey, plus more if needed
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, chocolate chips, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Add melted peanut butter.
  4. Stir all of the ingredients listed until they are well combined.
  5. Take your 8-inch square pan and line it with parchment paper.
  6. The oat mixture will then be pressed into the pan from edge to edge.
  7. Place the pan in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Remove the mixture from the pan and slice.
  9. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 386Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 0mgSodium 217mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 5gSugar 17gProtein 11g

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