In case you’re wondering, it’s February. Pretty crazy, no? While you’re busy wondering where January went, I’ll also let you know it’s National Snack Food Month. While there are so many ways you can celebrate this delicious holiday, I suggest you start out by trying these granola bars. These granola bars are made of all real foods, ready to keep you energized through your day! They can be easily modified based on personal preferences. Not only are they great crumbled on foods like yogurt & oatmeal, they’re delicious on their own!
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Ingredients (about 12, depending how you cut them)
- 1 cup chopped dried apples
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (or more for a sweeter bar)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp agave (or honey)
- 1.5 cup unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Chop walnuts and dried apples
Pour into large bowl
Add oats, pumpkin seeds and spices to bowl
Add vanilla, applesauce and agave
Spray 8×6 pan with cooking spray
Pour mixture into pan and pack down the mixture into the pan with the back of a spoon. I spend a couple minutes really packing it in there.
Bake for 35 minutes
Every Wednesday for the rest of this month I will be posting healthy snack recipes for National Snack Food Month. I know I personally choose not-so-healthy snacks when I’m in a rush. Having healthy, delicious snacks around the house has helped me make better choices.
What are your favorite healthy snacks?