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Making healthy granola bars yourself - 5 recipes

  • 1. Power and enjoyment: delicious power bars
  • 2. Protein & Energy: protein-rich bars
  • 3. Proteins: vegan power bar
  • 4. Fruit cuts with bite
  • 5. Healthy chocolate bars

There are many variations to make yummy cereal bars yourself - in a healthy way. In particular, those who suffer from incompatibilities, find in this way a great alternative to the finished standard products. Healthy ingredients can be supplemented or exchanged as desired. Our favorite powerbars rely on healthy energy, protein and little effort!

Multifaceted powerhouses as healthy snacks in between

Fast, easy and tasty: Homemade muesli bars are in no way inferior to their finished relatives from the supermarket shelf. Instead, they have much more to offer, such as absolute control over what should be included. Thus, most recipes can be adapted to a vegan and gluten- or lactose-free diet: We give the necessary tips! Of course, there is also the possibility to vary individual ingredients according to personal taste: for example, the favorite fruits instead of the proposed by us. The small powerhouses can also be taken along without any problems. Simply wrap it in baking paper and nibble straight away! In addition, you can create a convenient snack supply, because most bars in the fridge last for at least three days to a week.

1. Power and enjoyment: delicious power bars

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Ingredients cost: around 10 euros - a lot of reusable
Preparation time: 5 minutes plus 20 minutes baking time and then cooling down
Shelf life: in the fridge for a week
For intolerances: For the gluten-free version, simply use gluten-free oatmeal. The bars are lactose-free and with coconut syrup and coconut oil instead of honey and butter also vegan!

You will need that:

  • 250 g of pungent oatmeal
  • 250 g of fine oatmeal
  • 100 g sunflower seeds
  • 150 g coconut flakes
  • 75 g of hazelnuts chopped or almonds
  • 250 g butter
  • 300 g of honey
  • oven

That is how it goes:

1. First, heat butter and honey in a saucepan on the stove until everything gives a well-connected liquid mass.

Butter and honey can also be heated quickly in the microwave

Tip: You do not need to stress, the mass is allowed to simmer a bit. Only roast should be nothing.

2. Now add all other ingredients step by step - always stir well.

3. Stir the mixture until well blended.

4. Then place the dough on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

5. Spread evenly, and about as high as your bars will be later.

6. Bake at 150 ° C for 15 to 20 minutes in convection air.

7. After cooling, chop the mass into uniform bars. Good Appetite!

2. Protein & Energy: protein-rich bars

These healthy bars are made in no time and provide the body with valuable protein: ideal before or after exercise! The protein comes from the oatmeal, nuts and seeds as well as the cottage cheese - additional protein powder is not needed, nor is it an oven!

Ingredients cost: around 10 euros - much more usable
Preparation time: 5 minutes plus at least 30 minutes drying time
Shelf life: in the fridge for a week
For intolerances: gluten-free possible - simply use gluten-free oatmeal! For lactose-free bars, look instead at the protein bars shown below!

You will need it (for about 6 to 8 bars):

  • 150 g of oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 150 ml apple sauce
  • a handful of nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 250 g of low-fat quark
  • optional for the taste: raisins, coconut flakes, cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon honey
  • healthy plus: 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseed
  • blender
  • fridge

That is how it goes:

1. For the solid part, first put the oatmeal in a bowl. In addition, add the nuts and seeds, as well as - if available - the raisins and coconut flakes.

The raisins, cranberries or coconut flakes can also be distributed later on top of the mass.

2. The liquid part is made from banana, applesauce and skimmed quark. Put everything in a separate bowl and puree.

Tip: If you do not have a blender, just stir it very vigorously by hand - even then ripe bananas should be well chopped. Alternative: blender!

3. Now mix the solid with the liquid part to a delicious mass, which you then put into a large casserole dish.

4. Spread it evenly so that it covers the bottom of the mold about one to two centimeters high.

Tip: A spoon or kitchen spatula moistened with water facilitates smoothing.

5. Finally, allow the whole to harden in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. If the mass does not feel solid enough after that, give her a little more time. Otherwise you could put the mold briefly - a few seconds or minutes - in the microwave or oven to extract excess liquid from the mixture.

6th Then cut only with a large kitchen knife latch in the desired size and enjoy.

3. Proteins: vegan power bar

The power bar delivers about 13 grams of protein per piece. He is satisfied for a long time and gives strength. All ingredients contain a broad spectrum of valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients cost: about 10 euros plus 10 to 30 euros for the protein powder
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus quinoa cooking time and two hours to cool down
Shelf life: at least 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator
For incompatibilities: Just look for suitable protein powder, such as rice, hemp or soy protein. Otherwise, the bar is completely free of lactose or gluten.

You will need it (for about six bars):

  • 80 g quinoa uncooked
  • 25 g of almonds
  • 25 g of other nuts
  • 30 g amaranth puffed
  • 4 - 5 figs
  • 60 g of protein powder of your choice
  • optional: some stevia for sweetening
  • baking paper
  • mixer

That is how it goes:

1. First cook your quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Let it cool afterwards - for further processing in the power bars, it must be cooked, but cool.

2. Add walnuts and figs, and if you wish, some stevia for extra sweetness.

3. Add this mixture to the blender.

Tip: For crunchy bars just "mix". If you like it more tender, mix a smooth mass.

4. Now add your protein powder by mixing it in advance with a little water to a pudding-like mass.

Tip: Start with less water, the protein mixture should not be too liquid.

5. Finally, add the amaranth. Stir well and then evenly and boxy on your baking paper - as high as your bar should be later, so between 0.5 and 3 inches, as desired.

6. Now let it harden for two hours in the refrigerator.

7. Then cut the box-shaped block into smaller bars. Finished!

4. Fruit cuts with bite

Who likes it fruity, comes with this fruit slices on his daily fruit - with additional protein kick, lots of fiber and even more enjoyment!

You will need that:

  • 250 g quinoa pops (puffed quinoa, available at health food store, health food store or online)
  • half a cup of cranberries
  • Raisins, figs and dried pieces of strawberry as desired (just make sure that your chosen dried fruits do not contain any additional sugar!)
  • half a cup of coconut flakes
  • half a cup of chopped nuts and / or almonds
  • 5 tbsp coconut flower syrup
  • 175 g of coconut oil
  • oven

That is how it goes:

1. Pour the coconut oil with your coconut blossom syrup into a saucepan and heat the mixture on the stove. It should not boil, just give a homogeneous liquid.

2. In parallel, mix your other ingredients to a cereal: So fruits, quinoa pops, nuts and coconut flakes in a bowl and stir well.

3. Pour your cereal with the liquid coconut oil and syrup mixture and stir again.

Tip: It should be a sticky mass. If the ingredients are still too dry after stirring, just heat some more oil and syrup and add. However, do not use water or anything similar to moisten the whole thing - this would ruin the later consistency.

4. Now add the mixture, as in the previous recipes, either to a baking sheet lined with baking paper or, alternatively, to a greased baking dish.

5. Bake at medium heat for about a quarter of an hour in the oven - until everything looks nice golden yellow!

6. Be sure to allow the dough to cool completely before cutting, otherwise it will become friable. Then simply cut into the typical form of muesli bars and enjoy.

5. Healthy chocolate bars

An ideal alternative to Snickers and Co. shows you the recipe for healthy chocolate granola bars. With it you combine sweet pleasure without remorse with a large portion of good nutrients.

Ingredients cost: between 5 and 10 euros
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus another 10 minutes baking time plus at least half an hour cooling time
Shelf life: in the fridge for about 3 days
In case of incompatibilities: Simply replace the questionable ingredients with the alternatives given, look at the s of the chocolate and you will receive delicious lactose- and gluten-free chocolate bars.

You will need that:

  • 80 g of oatmeal
  • 50 g chopped almonds
  • 30 g of sweet lupine meal
  • 1 tbsp rice protein
  • 2 tbsp sugar beet syrup (alternatively: rice syrup or coconut blossom syrup)
  • 1 tbsp peanut cream (pure peanut butter without additives is available in the health food store or DM)
  • for more sweetness: 1 tbsp honey or some stevia
  • 1 tbsp cream (vegan and lactose-free: soya or rice cream from the health food store)
  • pure baking chocolate (best without added sugar and with at least 70% cocoa )
  • a handful of chopped pistachios
  • half a cup of milk (or soy or rice drink for the lactose-free version)
  • baking pan
  • oven

That is how it goes:

1. Mix your oatmeal with the chopped almonds and the sweet lupine meal and your rice protein in a large bowl.

2. Now add the cream and add honey or stevia.

3. Grate chocolate sprinkles from your chocolate bar at will into the mixture.

4. The sugar beet syrup and the peanut cream are then added to the shell.

5. Now add so much milk or vegan plant drink until the mass becomes a uniform thick porridge.

6. Now you can already put the porridge into your baking pan - the smoother the better. A spatula or moistened spoon helps.

Tip: Do not stack the dough in smaller shapes too high, do not exceed three centimeters in height - after all, it should later fit into your mouth. Instead, split your mixture and bake it in two shapes and passes!

7. In the meantime, let two or three strips of the chocolate bar melt by water.

Tip: Water bath means you place the pot with the pieces of your chocolate in it on another pot on the stove where water is already boiling. Nothing can burn like that.

8. After 10 minutes at 200 ° C, remove the mold from the oven and put your melted chocolate over it as a glaze. About the quantity decides your personal taste.

9. Then sprinkle the chopped pistachio nuts over the chocolate jacket and let everything cool for at least half an hour in the refrigerator.

10. Now cut carefully into a nice bar shape and you can start snacking!

Tips for quick readers:

Powerbar made of oatmeal, seeds and nuts

  • With butter and honey or lighter alternatives
  • Mix and bake

Natural protein bar without protein powder

  • With lean quark, oatmeal and nuts
  • No baking, just harden in the fridge

Protein bar made from quinoa and protein powder

  • Boil quinoa and let it cool
  • Mix everything and just put in the fridge
  • No baking necessary

Fruit slices with cranberries and quinoa pops

  • Stir ingredients and smooth into shape
  • Bake and chop in bar form

Healthy chocolate bar: Snickers alternative

  • Gradually combine ingredients
  • Put in baking pan in the oven
  • Glaze with chocolate and pistachios
  • Cut after cooling
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