Cinnamon Oats & Honey Granola Bars

Cinnamon Oat Granola Bar (1)Granola Bars are a great on-the-go snack, and they are surprisingly easy to make.  This crunchy granola bar recipe only has a handful of ingredients, and is much healthier than the store-bought version.  These granola bars are very similar to the Nature Valley Crunchy products that you may be familiar with.

Yesterday I decided that I had a jar of honey that, while delicious, had been in the pantry for long enough.  I had purchased creamed honey from Vintage Bee, and had gone a little overboard when I purchased several jars at once.  Creamed honey is regular honey that goes through a specialized natural process to maintain its pure, raw, & unfiltered state by slowly spinning it make it nice and creamy.  So, I wanted to use my jar of Cinnamon Creamed Honey, and this recipe was perfect.  Now, all that being said, this recipe is perfectly do-able with any honey that you have on hand, so don’t think that you are required to buy creamed honey in order to make these granola bars.

Cinnamon Oats & Honey Granola Bars

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Recipe inspiration: Betty Crocker

Cinnamon Oats and Honey Granola Bar (2)

Ingredients
2 ½ c oats, divided
1/2 t baking soda
dash of kosher salt
¼ c coconut oil
¼ c honey
¼ t ground cinnamon (if using cinnamon honey as described above, omit this ingredient)
¼ c sugar
1 t vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a bit to overhang the edges.
  • Place 1/2 cup of oats in a blender or food processor, pulse into a coarse flour.
  • Combine remaining oats, coarse flour oats, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat coconut oil just until melted.  Combine with honey and cinnamon (or Cinnamon Creamed Honey), and vanilla.  Combine with oat mixture, stirring well until oats are evenly coated.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan, pressing down firmly and evenly.
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until oats are golden.
  • Briefly cool on a rack (about 10 minutes), and then remove the granola from the pan using the parchment paper.  Cut the bars – you need to do this while they’re still warm and not yet completely crunchy.  The granola bars will continue to firm up and get crispy as they cool.
  • Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

Cinnamon Oat Granola Bar (4)

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One Response to Cinnamon Oats & Honey Granola Bars

  1. mistimaan says:

    Looks too good and yummy 🙂

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