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Date Bar Granola has all the comfort and of any breakfast treat. A healthy, easy and delicious cereal that is only a fraction of the cost of store bought.

Date Bar Granola has all the comfort of any breakfast treat.  A simple, healthy and delicious breakfast that takes minutes to prepare.

In the old days I had no idea I could make my own cereal.  Not only have it homemade but where I could control all of the ingredients and at a fraction of the cost.  The Best Date Bars Ever was my inspiration if you’d like to check them out.

My husband is obsessed with reading cereal labels.  Maybe it isn’t so much an obsession as much as it just takes him a very long time to find a box that is acceptable. Sodium and sugar are major culprits.

He has settled on three favorites and, happily, my home made granolas.  The granolas are certainly healthy enough but he is also really really picky.  No little tiny seeds (chia) and nothing too hard.  Taste has to rule.  Okay, then. Here you go!

Date Bar Granola has all the comfort and of any breakfast treat. An easy and delicious cereal that is only a fraction of the cost of store bought.

 

 

Date Bar Granola

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 10 Servings

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Ingredients

5 cups oats - I used Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats
1 1/4 cups maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup dates dates, chopped

Instructions

Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl place the oats, maple syrup and spices.
Mix well.
Spread on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Take out of the oven and mix in the pecans and dates.
Bake another 15 minutes.
Take out of the oven and let cool.
Pack in airtight containers.
I use large canning jars and store in the refrigerator.
It will keep at least 3 months in the refrigerator.
Serve with your favorite nondairy milk.
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Date Bar Granola has all the comfort of any breakfast treat. A delicious cereal that is only a fraction of the cost of store bought.

 

How about some more a.m. goodness?
Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins
 

Cinnamon Streusel Mini Muffins are so simple and will fill your kitchen with a spicy sweet cinnamon aroma.
 

 

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