The best thing about making granola bars is how versatile it is. You can just pick and choose what you want to put into the bars. So I decided to try making granola squares that packed in lots of my favourite things, and I must say, I am quite happy with how they turned out.
Soft, yet they have a nice crunch to them. Perfecto!
Everything Granola Squares
Adapted from Honest Cooking
- 2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup flax seed
- 1/4 cup chia seed
- 3/4 cup corn flakes
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 tbsp water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 8×8 square pan with wax or parchament paper.
Blend 1/3 of the oats in a blender until ground.
Next, take the almonds and chop or place in blender for a few seconds to break it up into smaller pieces. Do the same with the chocolate chips. You can skip this step if you prefer to leave the almonds and chocolate chips whole.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the oats, ground oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Then add in the almonds, flax seeds, chia seeds, corn flakes, chocolate chips and raisins.
In a small-medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, agave, peanut butter and water until combined and smooth.
Merge the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
Pour the granola mixture into the pan and press firmly and evenly into the pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned on the top.
Let the granola cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
Cut into squares and serve!
Here is the nutrition information for the squares (per squares in a 16 pc serving):
- Calories: 239
- Fat: 13g
- Sodium: 75mg
- Carbohydrates: 31g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 19g
- Iron: 10%
- Vitamin E: 8%
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Mine was spent like this:
Have a great Monday!