Homemade Granola Bites

Homemade Granola Bite

I don’t believe that things always taste better when they’re homemade; there are plenty of things that I’d rather just buy at the grocery store because it’s easier or tastier that way.

These thankfully are one of those things that taste better made yourself and the recipe couldn’t be easier. They’re slightly soft and chewy—a perfect snack in the afternoon or something to nibble on before a workout. And because you make them yourself you can adjust the flavor to be whatever you like. Personally I’m a fan of almond butter and chocolate chips.

Homemade Granola Bite Yield

To make these gluten-free make sure you’re using oats that are certified gluten-free. Make sure to mix the ingredients evenly and well to prevent them from falling apart in the oven.

Homemade Granola Bites

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients(Makes about 14 bites):

  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup natural almond or peanut butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 250.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until it starts to form a dough. If there isn’t enough moisture to hold the oats together, add almond butter by the tablespoon until there is.
  3. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a non-stick baking surface.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes until the outsides have browned.
  5. Let the granola bites cool and store them at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

Homemade Granola Bite Baked

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4 Responses to Homemade Granola Bites
  1. Carolyn in NC
    February 25, 2013 | 8:17 pm

    I am definitely going to make these because the price of granola bars at the stores are just ridiculous as are the ingredients in some of them.

    I also like that these can be divided into the perfect size portion.

    Thanks Evan! great idea

  2. luv what you do
    February 25, 2013 | 8:53 pm

    These wouldn’t last 5 minutes in my house…I could eat every single one in a heart beat : )

  3. The Candid RD
    February 27, 2013 | 8:56 am

    Pinned these to TWO boards. YUM!

  4. Stephanie Sang
    September 25, 2013 | 1:24 pm

    Hi Evan :) Thank you so much for posting this. I’m studying abroad in Italy right now and I’m totally homesick for granola bars. These babies sound even more yummy. Gonna substitute the peanut butter with nutella so we’ll see how that goes!

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