This delicious granola bar makes a perfect "to-go" snack for the whole family. There's probably thousands of varieties of granola bars in grocery stores, and while many may seem like a healthy choice, most of them aren't as nutritious as they look. Usually, they're packed with refined sugar and bad fats, not to mention chemical additives and artificial flavors. Even when snacking, it's important to choose whole foods and healthy ingredients, and to avoid processed food. Making your own granola bars is a fantastic, inexpensive, and easy way to make sure you're picking a nutritious snack.
Oatmeal, puffed rice, flaxseed, chia, crunchy nuts and seeds... maple syrup, nut butter, and chocolate chunks... hungry yet? Granola bars can be made with any combination of grains, nuts, seeds and sweets in your pantry. You probably already have everything you need to make a batch, so get to it!