With the longer days comes longer playing and running wild around the neighborhood. And all that energy spent means the kids come begging for a snack. I want to give them something to replace the energy they just burned off without ruining dinner. That’s where the homemade granola bar comes in handy. I can create them in whatever size suits the kids’ needs, and I control the ingredients so there’s no processed, bad-for-you junk in them. We’ve been trying some recipes out so we don’t get into a granola bar rut, and I’ve put together some of our favorites.
image credit: Prudent Baby
White House Fruit And Oat Granola Bars 1 of 6These are good enough for Sasha and Malia, and they are definitely good enough for my kids, who came back for more. Plus, they're a great way to get some fruit in!
Make your own White House fruit and oat granola bars
Ginger Granola Bars 2 of 6I kept stealing these from the granola bar jar. The kids kept telling me they are their snack, but I couldn't help myself. So if you're looking for an adult-pleasing bar as well, this recipe is it.
Make your own Ginger granola bars: sweet and salty snack on the go
Easy Nut-Free Granola Bars 3 of 6This is a truly nut-free recipe, created by a nut-allergy sufferer. Have no fear if your kiddo suffers from allergies, as she'll be totally safe eating these.
Make your own easy nut free granola recipe
Chewy Walnut Granola Bar 4 of 6The kids loved these and loved that they didn't have to share them with me, the walnut-allergy victim.
Make your own chewy walnut granola bars
Scrap-Busting Granola Bars 5 of 6Not only are these no-bake, but you can use any old thing taking up precious pantry space. I love finding ways to use up leftover ingredients!
Get the recipe for scrap busting granola bar at Prudent Baby
Homemade Granola Bars 6 of 6These are made in the round, which is so fun! The kids loved the shape and the taste.
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