Healthy Homemade Granola Bars are full of the good stuff; cherries, flaxseed, honey and oats. They're nut-free, so safe for every...
As a parent of small children, snacks are often a lifesaver. A healthy snack means peace in the afternoon hours between the end of the school day and the time I put dinner on the table.
A healthy snack means I can enjoy a conversation among adults while the kids play at the park. A healthy snack even means that this busy mama can sometimes sneak a bite in between carpooling and work and ballet lessons. These healthy homemade granola bars are some of our favorite homemade snacks right now.
These granola bars have a few extra steps in the recipe process, but it’s well worth the small amount of extra effort. Toasting the oats in butter is essential to the nutty flavor and chewy texture of this yummy snack. With seeds, flaxseed meal, and whole grain rolled oats, these tasty bars can satisfy after school cravings and even the energy boost needed for an active day at the park.
The best thing about granola bars is that you can easily adapt them to fit your family’s tastes and preferences. Other rolled flakes, like rye, barley, or spelt can be substituted for the rolled oats. We love the flavor of pumpkin seeds and dried cherries, but sunflower seeds and raisins are delicious too. Granola bars make it easy to use what you have on hand to create a snack your family will love.
While school may not be back in session yet, you should definitely start making these nut-free granola bars now, and continue once the cooler weather rolls in and it's homework season once again. And remember that granola bars like these aren't just for the littles when you're packing lunch. Mom and Dad deserve them too.
We love a good healthy snack, don't you? You should definitely make Allison's homemade granola bars, Erin's healthy oatmeal cookies or Taylor's chocolate protein bars recipe to cure your next snack attack.
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