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These healthy granola bars are full of cinnamon and dried apples! They’re the best snack or breakfast on the go, especially for the fall.

Looking for other granola recipes to try? Try this vanilla almond granola, grain-free granola, or healthy pumpkin spice granola next.

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Isn’t it so handy to have granola bars ready? We love to by RxBars at the store but MAN can those get expensive. It’s hard to spend $2 or more on a granola bar with healthy granola bars like these so easy to make?

Is eating granola bars healthy for you?

Eating a granola bar like this one is definitely healthy for your! It’s full of fiber from gluten free oats and healthy fats from nuts and nut butter. Having one of these a day is a great snack option.

How do you get granola bars to stick together?

The trick to getting granola bars to stick together is using enough of a binding agent in the recipe. Sometimes it’s good to have a few! This recipe uses coconut oil, maple syrup and nut butter. When the coconut oil sets and cools it helps keep it together.

How do you store the granola?

Let the granola cool to room temperature before storing so that it doesn’t retain moisture and will last longer. Store in an airtight container like a glass mason jar at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Apples cinnamon granola bars

Prep: 45 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
These healthy granola bars are full of cinnamon and dried apples! They're the best snack or breakfast on the go, especially for the fall.

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Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw cashews or walnuts
  • 1 cup gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 1 cup dried apples chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted (use refined for no coconut flavor)
  • 1/4 cup creamy nut butter my favorite is cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Line a square baking dish (8x8 or 9x9 inch) with parchment paper along the bottom and sides, leaving extra on the sides for easy removal. Set aside.
  • Place the nuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 5-10 times times to gently chop the nuts. Be careful not to overmix, so there are still some chunks left.
  • Transfer the nuts to a large mixing bowl and stir in gluten free rolled oats, cinnamon, salt, and dried apples.
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, nut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Pour the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula to fully combine.
  • Pour the granola bar mixture into prepared pan and press down using the rubber spatula or your hands to tightly pack the bars.
  • Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!

Notes

Let the granola cool to room temperature before storing so that it doesn't retain moisture and will last longer. Store in an airtight container like a glass mason jar at room temperature for 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18.3g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 19mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 4.2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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2 Comments

  1. Jill says:

    I can’t find dried apples anywhere. Is there anything I could substitute? Thanks!

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      You could check Amazon I think that’s where I got them! Otherwise, you could use real apples or swap any other dried fruit!