Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Too Busy for Breakfast? Cherry Almond Granola Bars

There’s nothing better than a hearty bowl of oatmeal on a winter morning. But, sometimes our schedules just won’t allow it. That’s where these delicious chewy granola bars come in.

These filling bars are packed with hearty goodness, like buttery oats, almonds and dried fruit, and they don’t contain any of the preservatives found in store-bought varieties. And, while they're not cloyingly sweet like some granola bars, honey and a bit of brown sugar provides a nice balanced sweetness alongside unsweetened dried cherries.

We love this recipe since it's highly customizable. 

Love a little chocolate for breakfast?  Make peanut butter and dark chocolate chip granola bars with pecans.

Try peanut or cashew butter instead of almond butter. Sub out the flax seeds for sunflower seeds. Add raisins, dried pineapple, coconut... the sky is the limit. Just keep the proportion of dry to wet ingredients the same and you're all set.

Best of all, they come together quickly, so you can devote your time to other, more important tasks... like making your morning coffee. 

Cherry Almond Granola Bars

There are more great recipes where this one came from! We created this dish as part of our work with the Go Bold with Butter blog, where you'll find an amazing collection of delicious recipes using real butter.



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