Pecan Granola Bars
These homemade pecan granola bars are a delicious snack or breakfast! Store them in the freezer and you’ll always have a wholesome snack ready when you need it. These bars require an hour-long rest in the refrigerator to set. Recipe yields 16 small (2-inch square) granola bars.
Add some maple syrup, cinnamon, oats, and chopped toasted pecans, and you’ve made a batch of wholesome and delicious homemade granola bars. I even pressed pecans into the top to highlight their supreme pecan-ness. You can skip that step if it seems like too much trouble, but I think they’re cute that way.
1 ¼ cups pecan halves (5 ounces)
2 cups quick-cooking oats (or old-fashioned oats, pulsed briefly in a food processor or blender to break them up)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon fine sea salt (if using regular table salt or salted nut butter, scale back a bit)
1 cup homemade pecan butter* or creamy almond butter or peanut butter
½ cup maple syrup or honey
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract