We are big granola bar eaters in this household. They really are the perfect grab and go snack. And prior to our first homemade batch, I would scout out the grocery stores for when our favourite brands were on sale.
But after seeing just how easy it was to make my own, no sales are needed to have a delicious and healthy on-the-go snack at my fingertips. And these babies are definitely my new favourite brand.
The best thing about making your own is adding in whatever your heart desires. I love loading them up with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Bananas and apple sauce serve as the flavour base and the best part? They come together in 10 minutes flat and can also be stored in your freezer.
I really liked the chewy texture, but if you find them a tad on the dry side, simply add some almond or peanut butter to the wet mixture. Give them a firm press in the pan to help make sure they stay together.
Out of one batch, you get 16 very good size granola bars. A much better deal than the six that comes in the store bought variety – even with a good sale! A perfect filling and tasty afternoon snack!