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Homemade Granola Bars with cherries, blueberries, and coconut. Homemade Granola Bars with cherries, blueberries, and coconut recipe A recipe for Homemade Granola Bars with cherries, blueberries, and coconut. Hi guys! If you didn’t notice we took ourselves a little break last week from the blog, and now we are back! WITH granola bars for you. Granola bars are one of my favorite things to make. They are so easy, and the flavor options are endless. They make the perfect snack, and they are even more perfect for summer. Its fun to think of bringing granola bars hiking (which I will NOT do until LA turns the heat down), or to a cute picnic (again, turn the heat down). This one is for all you people who go running early in the morning and post it on instagram, and make me feel like a blob because I am viewing that photo 4 hours after you posted it in bed. Snack away!
♥ Teri

Homemade Granola Bars
Makes 18-20

Ingredients:
3 cups rolled oats, lightly toasted
1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
3/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes, lightly toasted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
mix-ins:
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried blueberries
OR
1 cup dried fruit of your choice

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line the bottom and sides of a 13”x9”x1” baking sheet (aka a quarter sheet pan) with parchment paper, leaving a slight flap of parchment on all sides, hanging over the edge. Lightly grease with coconut oil and set aside.
3. Place first seven ingredients into a large mixing bowl and toss together.
4. Pour the maple syrup, oil, honey, and sugar into a small saucepan over medium heat and stir together. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
5. Pour contents of saucepan over the oat mixture and stir together until fully incorporated. Fold in dried fruit until well combined.
6. Pour mixture into the prepared baking pan and press down until you have one big rectangular block of granola. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until light- golden brown (you don’t want the top to get too dark because the rest of the sides will be slightly darker).
7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
8. Lift the granola out of the baking sheet, and allow to completely cool before cutting into bars. Serve.

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  1. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet Not Specified Not Specified

    They look awesome Teri!! p.s. – I didn’t run anywhere today….except to the coffee pot. :) Happy Monday!

    xo

    H

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    Love homemade granola bars -easy, cheap, and you can add anything you want in them. Love the coconut, dried blueberries & cherries you used!

  3. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so yummy! If you leave out the wheat germ and use gluten free oats, they’ll be gluten free.

  4. Diane, A Broad Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi Jenny, I’ve been searching for a go-to granola bar recipe and this looks like a good contender. Is this the crisp, crunchy kind of granola bar or the chewy kind? Thanks!

  5. Shelley Not Specified Not Specified

    how long will these last for? thanks!

  6. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    yum :)

    i make granola bars often, my go to mix ins are sour cherry and chopped candied ginger.

  7. Kate {Modette} Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so delicious! x

    Kate {Modette}

  8. Erin Not Specified Not Specified

    how long will these last .. and how best to store?

    Thanks -they look delicious! Making my shopping list now to make tonight.

  9. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    These sound plain heavenly!

  10. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh yum!! Homemade granola bars are so much better than store bought and these ones sound awesome. I will add this recipe to my list…I make them for my husband who goes mountain biking. As for me, I have them in the comforts of the sofa at home! ;)

  11. Noble Pig Not Specified Not Specified

    These look super-healthy, I would love to make my own!!

  12. erin @WELLinLA Not Specified Not Specified

    Loved the “this is for you people who go running and post it on Instagram”… thanks for sharing such a good base recipe. Teaching people how to make granola this weekend and will be sharing your site + recipe with my cooking class.

  13. Erin @ Texanerin Baking Not Specified Not Specified

    Oooh… love the ingredients in these! Granola bars are so fun to make but I’m just a disaster around them. I can’t stop eating. And then they’re all gone. Within a few hours. And yeah, I don’t get how people can get up earlier than they have to just to go exercise. I admire them for it, I could just never ever do it.

  14. Kellie Not Specified Not Specified

    I did notice you were missing last week, thanks for sharing the awesome recipe! Great for the kids lunch boxes!

  15. susan Not Specified Not Specified

    WOW – those look perfectly great! love it all!

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  17. Annette Lessmann Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m looking forward to making these today. Do you think they’d be good if I individually wrap each one in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer?

  18. Natasha Kay Not Specified Not Specified

    I am SO glad I stumbled upon your blog (searching google for a local restaurant’s candied bacon banana split!). What serendipity!

    I love your healthful approach to some serious comfort foods and can’t wait to try these recipes and share with my clients and readers. Stunning photography, to boot. :)

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  20. Sandhya Not Specified Not Specified

    I am a university student, and always looking for new snacks that are healthy to take with me and also easy to make on weekends and I found these and just made a batch and have to say they are delicious!!! I can’t wait to take them to school thank you so much for posting this!! I definitely will be making them again!!

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  34. Laura Brosi Not Specified Not Specified

    I like the adaptability of this yummy looking recipe. I’m allergic to coconut and almonds which is no biggie ( though I miss coconut oil) I like the suggestion someone made with the adding of candied ginger. I’m going to substitute pumpkin seeds. Thanks!

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  37. Valerie Cloud Not Specified Not Specified

    I really enjoyed making these, but the ingredients cost me $33, which isn’t a big deal except the pre-made ones are so much cheaper (albeit way less tasty). Is there a known place to get the dry ingredients in bulk to make it cheaper?

  38. Carmen Henry Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made these using your recipe and they’re delicious :)

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  39. Deborah Not Specified Not Specified

    Hi,
    Looks like a wonderful recipe.

    Do you know how long that will last? My nephew is taking a trip where he will not have a refrigerator for 5 days followed by 10 days with a refrigerator. I’d love to make these for his breakfast.

    How many pieces would you cut per batch if you were using one of them for your breakfast?

    Any suggestions for healthy travel food?

    Thank you

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I’m not sure how long they will last un-refrigerated. I think 5 days may be a little long, although a couple days should be just fine. If you want the bars to be a bit more significant, you can cut them into 6 pieces, instead of 12 :)

  40. mona Not Specified Not Specified

    healthy healthy, it has the coconut oil ,flaxseed, chia. Perfect for me.

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