5 Healthy Granola Bar Recipes Using 4 Ingredients or Less

Granola bars are the perfect snack. They’re great to take on the go, are a wonderful addition to lunch, and when made with the proper ingredients, are a great source of vitamins and minerals. The only downside to homemade granola bars is that they often require a long list of steps and an overwhelming amount of ingredients, which can prevent you from making them on a regular basis. But granola bars don’t have to be high maintenance. In fact, four ingredients and a few minutes of prep time are all you need to prepare these six granola bar recipes.

1. 4-Ingredient No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars | Source: iStock

Homemade granola bars | iStock.com

Is your kitchen stocked with old-fashioned oats, peanut butter, honey, and chocolate chips? If so, you can easily make these four-ingredient bars. Practical Stewardship notes that this recipe can even be tweaked to meet a myriad of dietary needs from gluten-free (using certified gluten-free oats) to dairy-free with the right chocolate chips. “This recipe will be as healthy as your chocolate chips, so opt for dark chocolate chips for optimal healthiness.”

For bars that are vegan, use maple syrup or agave in place of honey. Dietary flexibility isn’t the only benefit to these bars, they’re also easy to prepare. Melt your peanut butter and honey, combine them with the oats and chocolate chips, mash the granola bars into a pan, let cool, and enjoy.

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