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Whole-Grain Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars
Start your day off on the right foot with these soft-and-chewy granola bars jam-packed with lots of whole grains from oatmeal, wheat bran, and shredded coconut, as well as creamy peanut butter and gooey chocolate chips for a fun kick! NO oil or butter in these granola bars!
Servings 14 granola bars
- 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat bran
- 2/3 chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/3 cups creamy peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat bran, pecans, coconut, coconut sugar, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk peanut butter, eggs,water, and vanilla until smooth. Combine liquid with the dry ingredients until just moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350F 20 minutes, or until edges start to brown slightly. Cool granola bars on a wire cooling rack completely before cutting into bars.
Store granola bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.
NOTE: For peanut-free granola bars, feel free to substitute almond butter for the peanut butter.