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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 220.4
  • Total Fat: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 27.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Coach Nicole's Chewy Oat & Nut Granola Bars

Submitted by: COACH_NICOLE
Coach Nicole's Chewy Oat & Nut Granola Bars

Introduction

This homemade alternative to store-bought granola bars, is a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Tasty and so simple to make! A quarter cup of raisins (not included here) also make a yummy addition! This homemade alternative to store-bought granola bars, is a good source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Tasty and so simple to make! A quarter cup of raisins (not included here) also make a yummy addition!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2 cups rolled oats
    1 cup quick-cooking oats
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/4 cup raw almonds
    1-1.5 Tbsp olive or canola oil
    1/3 cup pure maple syrup
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup vanilla-flavored almond milk
    1/4 cup shredded coconut
    Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.

Process 2 cups rolled oats in blender or food processor until they become flour-like. Mix "oat flour" with dry ingredients (except coconut) in a bowl.

Add all wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir until well combined.

Spray a small baking dish (about 5 inches x 12 inches, or similar) with non-stick cooking spray. Add mixture to the dish, pressing it down with a spatula. Sprinkle coconut on top.

With a knife, cut the whole sheet into 12 bars. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool, cut again, and store in an air-tight container for up to one week.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COACH_NICOLE.






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  • Very Good
    66 of 68 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Easy to make. I added sunflower seeds, cut up the almonds and added dark chocolate chips. Didn't have the vanilla milk, used non fat milk with tsp. of vanilla. Also didn't have the right pan size so ended up using a bread pan. Definately a keeper! - 10/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    51 of 53 people found this review helpful
    I now make these every 2 weeks. This week I am trying 2 tbsp almond butter and 1 tbsp natural pb instead of the oil )2:1 - 2x the nut butters vs. the amount of oil). I added 0.25 c pumpkin seeds and 0.25 semi sweet choc chips. I look forward to my treat of eating these after my workouts! - 7/14/08

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  • Very Good
    46 of 49 people found this review helpful
    I made my own almond milk and substituted dried fruit mix because I don't like coconut. Wonderful bar! I shared with my DSIL (a fitness nut) and she begged the recipe! Even my 13 year old son likes them... MAGIC! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    34 of 37 people found this review helpful
    These were simply delicious. I didn't have any coconut or almond milk, added 1/8 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds and 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1% milk with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 oz raisins and 5 prunes. Should have left out brown sugar-but overall FANTASTIC! - 7/26/08

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  • 32 of 44 people found this review helpful
    Living in a small community they would stare at me if i ask for almond milk. I used skim milk and did just fine. Maybe less flavor but no problem. - 2/22/09

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 34 people found this review helpful
    my favourite home-made granola recipie, and I've tried alot of them :-) The first time I made the batch, I forgot milk, but they turned out just as great. Also, low fat cow's milk will work if you can't find almond milk. - 5/13/07

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  • Good
    27 of 27 people found this review helpful
    Very Good. Will definately make it again. I did add dried mixed fruit. I also subisituted oat bran for rolled oats and worked really well. Bars held up just fine. Makes a tasty snack.
    - 2/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 29 people found this review helpful
    substituted vanilla flavored fat-free soy milk for the almond milk; omitted the coconut;
    Substituted N0-salt for salt. - 5/20/07

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I like these. I realized I was out of coconut (dang!) but they were still tasty. I used fat free evaporated milk with a dash of almond flavoring and the flavor was great. The texture was not crumbly, just chewy and delicious. Looking forward to adding some goodies next time! - 3/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic just the way they are. I have also made them with 1 c Fibre 1 with 1 1/4 c rolled oats, a Tbsp flaxmeal, maple syrup adds flavour and is better for us (natural minerals) than sugar or subs, not having almond milk, I subbed lowfat cow's with 1/4 tsp almond extract. - 6/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I make this almost every week since I found this recipe. My husband loves them and eats several most days instead of those meal bars with tons of chemicals. Wonderful flexible recipe - easy to make substitutions and additions too! - 4/4/08

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  • Very Good
    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I substituted water for the milk and left out the coconut all together. When it was done, they turned out crumbly and kind of soggy. I put them in for about another 20 minutes (until they were actually browned) and when they cooled they were crunchy and didn't fall apart at all! Just what I wanted! - 3/7/08

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  • 12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    These are really good... Added 2T flaxseed meal and 2T wheat bran. Mixed a little extra coconut throughout. Will add more nuts next time, and some sunflower seeds to make the bars more hearty. May just make granola crumble instead of bars because they fall apart a bit anyway. - 9/13/07

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  • Good
    11 of 15 people found this review helpful
    For a gluten free recipe substitute coconut flour for the oats that are ground into flour and use more coconut. Have a dehydrator? Pop it in there to dry for 24 hours. - 6/25/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to make. I made mine with skim milk (with a little vanilla added) and nutmeg (as I was out of Cinnamon). Quick to make too.
    Mine were a little Dry, so next time I'll add more milk. - 5/3/09

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  • Very Good
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    have a great texture and are very easy to make. i think the people who added pumpkin seeds were really on to something. next time i'll leave out the coconut and add raisins and pumpkin seeds instead - but it's a great base for your own granola bars. Try them out! - 9/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I eat them as a snack right after I go running. I think I'll try skim cow's milk next time. Not sure what I'm going to do with the rest of the container of almond milk..... - 12/2/07

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  • Very Good
    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Made it at first as a bar, but found the small size not quite satisfying enough to eat just one. So I broke into crumbles, continued baking until light brown, cooled and added ground flax seeds, put the rest in a bag to top yoghurt or something. Too tempting for the calorie count. - 1/27/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Small but very filling. Like others I used regular milke with 1tsp vanilla and one tsp almond. I also substituted the oil for 1 tbsp of natural pb and 1 tbsp natural almond butter - delicious!! I think it could do without the coconut and still be great. - 10/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Followed the recipe exactly as presented the first time I made these bars - then made them several more time using/substituting a variety of different ingredients (dried fruit, flax seed, wheat germ...). I prefer making my own granola bars - more control over what I'm eating. - 10/7/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made these for breakfast. I would increase the moisture and the cinnamon but that's just personal taste! I added golden raisins too! - 8/11/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    These were so filling! I made a double batch (one with chocolate chips for my husband) in a larger glass dish. I ended up with 6 bars for each kind. I will definitely make this again! - 8/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This is great, I love the almond. Living in Ukraine we cannot buy granola bars. This is a perfect breakfast on the train with coffee for my weekend traveling. Thank your for sharing. - 8/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, my kids loved them, I loved them. Made a good quick breakfast for everyone. - 6/2/09

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe.. It is a great way for me to get my fiber and get filled up at the same time. thanks you so much - 12/25/08

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