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Copycat Homemade Whole Food's Granola Bars

the best recipe ever from the A Spicy Perspective blog

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 28 bars
Author A Spicy Perspective

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Whole Oats (or quick oats)
  • 3/4 Cup Almonds (I used roasted)
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Cashews (chop if you want!)
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Pepitas
  • 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/3 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar (i used the Truvia Blend)
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Use a food processor or blender to grind up the oats. 

    **I ended up using quick oats as is

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sesame seeds, raisins, cranberries, cashews, pepitas, almonds, and shredded coconut. Set aside. 

  3. Add the brown sugar, coconut oil, honey, and brown rice syrup in a sauce pot and heat over the stop top on high. Once the coconut oil melts, remove from the heat and stir in the sea salt and vanilla. 

  4. Pour the syrup over the dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure to get every ingredient coated in the syrup. 

  5. Scoop the mixture out on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Spread evenly.

  6. Place a separate sheet of wax paper over the top of the bars and press down until the bars are flat and packed. 

  7. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before slicing them into bars. 

  8. Cut into squares, wrap, and store in the refrigerator! 

    * I wrapped mine and put them in a container.