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Maple Brown Sugar Granola Bars

These homemade Maple Brown Sugar Granola Bars are loaded with yumminess. Added cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg add extra special flavor to this healthy treat. 
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 136kcal
Author Sherri Hagymas

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats Gluten free if desired
  • 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil grapeseed or canola would work too
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 - 1½ cups raisins and/or any nuts
  • 4 ounces of dark chocolate optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F
  • Place oats in a 9 x 13 pan.
  • Toast them for 15 minutes until light brown, stirring once.
  • Remove from oven and cool oats for about 10 minutes
  • Line a 9 X 9 glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Simmer over medium heat, stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  • Place the toasted oats in a large bowl and pour the heated liquid ingredient over the oats.
  • Stir to coat evenly.
  • Fold in your fruit and nuts (and other add-ins)
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and press until it is flatten. You can use the back of a spoon or another piece of parchment paper to flatten it out.
  • Cover and let them sit in a cool dry place for at least an hour.
  • Turn them out of the pan onto a cutting board.
  • Slice down the middle and then cut each half into 6 bars.
  • If desired, melt chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat (or in the microwave at 1 minute intervals) and drizzle the chocolate over the sliced bars with a spoon.
  • ENJOY!

Notes

Nutritional information doesn't include chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.9mg