Healthy recipes for granola and granola bars are a dime a dozen. I have even shared several on my own site; like my favorite Chewy Oatmeal Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe.
But let me tell YOU, I have a recipe for granola that trumps many others and it is NOT A granola BAR recipe…it requires ZERO baking and comes together faster than you can say; “healthy homemade granola!” Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
I threw this little concoction together the other night because I wanted something sweet that wouldn’t break the caloric bank; if you track calories and that sort of thing.
I started with the intention of making a homemade Lara bar; they are quite simple to make, don’t require loads of ingredients, and taste divine! An excellent, on-the-go snack.
But I didn’t want a bar. I wanted crumbly. I wanted a topping. I wanted…granola! So here is what I did. I realize this recipe is not super inventive, but sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy, and uber-scrumptious all rolled in to one!? Yoooooooooooooooou BETCHA!
Healthy Homemade NO-BAKE Granola Recipe
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped dates (or you could just use more raisins)
- 1/4 cup + 2 T Old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup pecans
- 2 T nut butter (I use peanut)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Optional; chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut, chocolate chips (I added chocolate chips)