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Two stacks of chewy apple cinnamon granola bars on a red kitchen towel with three green apples, a glass of milk, cinnamon sticks, dried apple slices, and a bag of truvia brown sugar
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5 from 3 votes

Chewy Cinnamon Apple Granola Bars Recipe

Soft, Chewy, Delicious Homemade Granola Bar Recipe Stuffed with Apples, Cinnamon, Oats, Pecans and Sunflower Seeds!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 542kcal
Author: Julie Evink

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c. flax seeds
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/8 cup c. Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c. puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 c. chopped dried apples
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9x9 inch baking dish by lining it with parchment paper, leaving excess hanging over sides for easy removal.
  • Spread oats, sunflower seeds, nuts and flax seeds out in an even layer on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Baked for 5-10 minutes until the oats just start to brown and become fragrant. Watch closely.
  • In a small saucepan bring honey, coconut oil and brown sugar blend to a simmer over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar for 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine cereal, dried apples, cinnamon and salt. Stir in oats and honey mixture in and stir until mixture is well coated.
  • Press mixture down in prepared 9x9 pan. Refrigerate for at least a hour before serving. Cut into bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.6mg