These Homemade granola bars are chewy, moist, flavorful and so good for you with the addition of blackstrap molasses. Granola Bars are one of my favorite snacks. They are incredibly versatile. You can add things like chocolate chips, raisins and even dried fruit. They are also super filling when you are hungry but don’t want a whole meal or anything super heavy.
I add blackstrap molasses to so many things for added nutrients. Oatmeal, muffins and even cookies. It is packed with high levels of vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, iron and lots more.
In addition to being delicious, these granola bars are also super easy to make. Most of the ingredients you probably already have on hand and if you don’t keep molasses or sunflower seed butter on hand like I do, you can leave them out and still have a great tasting granola bar.
I like to make these when we are going to take a road trip or even taking a drive to a nearby park. When I do make these for traveling, I like to add things like raisins or other dried fruit. I typically leave out the chocolate chips in these cases to make for a cleaner snack in the car. When we are at home however, I love throwing in mini chocolate cups or white chocolate chips for the children. For a crunch, you can even add some sunflower seeds.
I hope that you try this recipe, especially if you are a granola bar lover like me. Let me know what type of add ins you decide to add!
Easy Chewy Homemade Granola Bars
- 2 cups oats rolled/old fashioned
- 1 cup flour all-purpose
- 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 TBS molasses blackstrap
- 1 TBS sunflower seed butter heaping
Preheat oven to 350º
In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Make a well and add your honey, oil, molasses, sunflower seed butter, and egg. Mix well with a spatula until well blended and the ingredients come together.
Baked for 20-25 minutes in a 9X13in pan lined with parchment paper until set and edges are lightly brown. Allow to cool for a good 10 minutes in the pan. Remove and cut while warm. Allow to cool completely and then enjoy!
I like to use a combination of brown sugar and coconut sugar. You can use any type of sugar you prefer.