January is the typical time of year when most of us have to re-group, after all those Christmas treats are finally gone, and get ourselves back into healthier eating habits. I got this wonderful recipe a couple of years ago from a good friend of mine. It's the only Granola Bar recipe I have seen so far that does not call for actual sugar!! It uses honey instead...
Healthier Granola Bars
5 c quick oats
1 c coconut
1 c chopped almonds
1/3 c sunflower seeds (I omit these in mine)
1 c dry powdered milk
1 tsp salt
1 c honey
1/2 c olive oil (or canola)
1 tsp vanilla
*If desired, add 1 c chocolate chips, raisins, craisins, apple chips, or anything you want!
Mix all dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients in seperate bowl. Now combine dry and wet and mix well. Press into greased bar-pan/cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 min. (Longer in oven, the crunchier. Less time in oven will be chewier.) Cut into bars while still warm. Let cool. Store in airtight container.
*Nutrition Info! If you cut these into 44 bars, they will each have a total of 118 calories. Enjoy!!