Homemade Granola Bars
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1½ cups chopped nuts {I use about ½ cup each almonds, pecans and pistachios}
  • 2 Tbs flax seed
  • 1 Tbs chia seed
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs canola oil {or olive oil for a more savory flavor}
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325ยบ. Line a baking pan {I used an 8x8 square} with parchment, leaving a little extra to hang over the sides. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread the oats and nuts on a baking sheet and toast for 10-15 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant.
  3. Mix the oats, nuts and seeds together in large bowl.
  4. Warm the rice syrup in the microwave for about 20 seconds - just until it's easy to pour. Mix in the honey, oil, vanilla and sea salt. Pour over oat mixture and gently stir with a spatula until all the ingredients are coated and sticking together.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan. Press down firmly and evenly to flatten.
  6. Back for 15-18 minutes for chewy bars, and 19-22 for crunchy bars. {Bars will firm up as they cool, so take them out before they get to the firmness you like. Ovens differ so you may have to experiment.}
  7. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then remove and cut into bars.
Recipe by Raisin & Fig at https://www.raisinandfig.com/nutty-granola-bars/