This is the perfect healthy granola bar to make for packed lunches, a quick snack or for a summer picnic. It is so simple to make. The flavours can be whatever you like from dried fruit, chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. The granola bar store very well in an airtight tin and can keep for up to a week if it lasts that long. These are a big hit with my family. I eat one when I have finished working out on a morning. They compliment a cup of coffee perfectly.

[lt_recipe name=”Granola Bars” servings=”12″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”25M” total_time=”35M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” summary=”Nutritionally, one slice contains 315 calories, 15.6g total fat (20% daily total fat), 39.6g total carbohydrate (14% daily total carbohydrate), 2.6g fibre (9% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).” image=”” ingredients=”75g dark brown soft sugar;75g caster sugar;200g soft spread;2 tbsp golden syrup;250g porridge oats;125g self raising flour;50g dried cranberries;50g white chocolate chunks;” ]Preheat the oven to Gas 4/ 180°C/ 375°F.;Line a 8 inch rectangular baking tray.;In a pan, weigh out the soft spread, sugar and syrup.;Heat up the ingredients to blend together, stirring constantly.;Remove from the heat.;Add the porridge oats and flour.;Add the cranberries and white chocolate chunks.;Transfer to the tin and flatten down with the back of a wooden spoon.;Bake for 20 – 25 minutes till golden brown.;Allow to cool before cutting into 16 small pieces;[/lt_recipe]

These bars quite low in calories and fat. The fibre could be increased by using wholemeal flour. The sugars includes the sugar in the chocolate and cranberries but these ingredients could be replaced with healthier additions to the recipe.