How Can I Make Healthier Homemade Granola Bars?

How Can I Make Healthier Homemade Granola Bars?

Emma Christensen
Jul 17, 2012

Q: Do you have any recipe suggestions for a really healthy granola bar? I like making my own and sometimes I feel like there's too much butter or sugar. Should I throw in chia seeds or some other kind of super healthy ingredient?

Sent by Teri

Editor: Personally, I like to load up granola bars as much as I can with dried fruits. I've also had success using ground-up dates to hold the bars together in place of some or all of the sugar. Check out these recipes and their comment threads for more ideas:

Crunchy Granola Bars
DIY Nutri-Grain Fruit & Nut Bars
Homemade Power Bars

Readers, how do you make your granola bars?

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