Oh sweet, delicious granola bars. I love the way these crumbly, oaty bites satisfy my sweet tooth, whilst not being too overindulgent. They’re bursting with juicy raisins, tart cranberries and crunchy almonds, glued together with sweet honey and rich, silky butter. This healthy granola bar recipe is too good not to share.
These granola bars make the perfect on the go snack – whether for breakfast, brunch, or that 3pm sugar-hit – although I hasten to add – these bad boys are technically sugar-free. They’re just made to be enjoyed on a cold morning with a cup of steaming hot tea. I love to have things like this hidden away in the cupboard, it’s so much nicer to pick at wholesome, homemade treat as opposed to something pre-packaged and foil wrapped.
These particular bars have a crumbly, chewy texture, easily broken into bite sized pieces for the perfect mouthful. Chunky nuts and juicy raisins are aplenty for bite, body and flavour. Don’t expect these bars to hold together as well as a golden-syrup filled flapjack, these break up of their own accord, leaving small and big bites for you to choose from. Although if you did want more of a sturdy bar, feel free to add a couple of tablespoons of golden syrup into the mix and omit the coconut sugar or honey. Although I love that these bars are pretty wholesome and stay away from refined sugars. [Read more…]