Do you love dehydrator granola bars? I know I do! The only problem is that they’re time-consuming to make. That’s why I wrote this recipe post for dehydrated granola bars. But, you can have them ready in a couple of hours. They are so easy and taste delicious too!
Let’s get started!
What You Need
- Five cups of rolled oatmeal
- One cup of dried fruit this can be berries, cranberries, raisins, or apples.
- Three fresh apples
- Thirty pieces of dates
- One cup of almonds
- One cup of sunflower seeds
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 a cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of oil
- One teaspoon of cinnamon
- One teaspoon of vanilla
How to Make Dehydrator Granola Bars
- Peel and chop apples for the recipe, then adding the fruit to a mixing bowl that is large enough.
- Cut the pieces of dates in half and make sure to remove the pit to make them easier to work with. Soak these pieces of fruit in water for 15 minutes
- Process the dates and almonds together in a food processor until they are finely chopped, mixing them well ( make sure you don’t over mix them). Then pour into the large bowl with the peeled apples.
- Add the dried fruit, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, honey, oil, cinnamon, and vanilla to a bowl. Mix well, then add in the oatmeal until it is combined into the mixture that should be sticky but holding its shape. Play around with adding more or fewer oats if you want your granola bar dough thicker or thinner, respectively.
- Roll up your plastic wrap to make the shape of granola bars. Press down on them ( they should be half-inch in thickness) flat and then cut into 6-inch lengths that will fit nicely onto your dehydrator trays! Dehydrate for around four hours at 135 degrees Fahrenheit, flip over, and continue cooking until they’re dry enough.
- Remove dehydrator sheets and let cool before eating – this is when they will become crunchy granola.
- You can store your granola bars in an airtight container. To increase the snack’s shelf life, you can store them in the fridge, where they will keep fresh for around one week!
Tip: If you prefer a crisp granola bar instead of a chewy one (or if it’s just taking too long!), cook for an extra hour after flipping each tray in order to reach perfection – but no more than eight total hours because anything past this point might get brittle or even burned.
The Health Benefits of Eating Homemade Granola Bars
Scientists have been unable to find any real evidence that granola is good for you. However, plenty of other studies link common ingredients like chia seeds and almonds with heart health benefits such as lowering cholesterol levels!
Granola is delicious and nutritious. It’s an excellent way to start the day because it has high protein and fiber content, which means you won’t have stomach growling all morning long!
I hope you enjoy these granola bars. They are healthy and provide a great snack to have on hand for those days when your sweet tooth is craving something other than candy or cookies! Let me know what you think of them in the comments below and if this recipe has inspired any new creations that you would like help with.