Being severely allergic to peanuts/nuts, along with the fact that most granola bars contain some kind of nut anyway even if they’re not processed in a facility with them, I can tell you that there are virtually no granola bars at the grocery store that I can eat – and believe me, I’ve looked. The closest I came were Special K breakfast bars, but after reading through an ingredient list filled with things I can’t pronounce, I decided to go another way. Fortunately, making your own granola bars at home is incredibly easy! You don’t even have to bake them (although you can if you like). I made these at the beginning of the week, and I still have plenty left for the next week and a half or so. A perfect quick breakfast to have on hand for when you’re on the go!
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 Tbsp sea salt
- 1 Tbsp wheat germ
- 3/4 cup natural SunButter, warmed
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, salt, and chocolate chips. Add in the honey and mix until combined. Stir in the warm SunButter. (If the mixture isn’t sticking together well enough, just add more honey.)
Press the mixture evenly into a greased 9×13″ baking dish and refrigerate at least 60 minutes.
Cut them into bars, and then wrap them into single servings. Store them in the refrigerator so that they stay nice and chewy!