DIY Wedding Favor: Homemade Granola Bars
Who says an edible favor has to be candy or another unhealthy sweet? I have another breakfast inspired wedding favor that is also healthy. What I love about this granola bar recipe is that it has no added sugars. I make this almost weekly for a morning snack, and thought it would be easy to share with guests. During the holidays I cut them into small squares and added them to my sweets platter. (Which also, included some doughnut holes from biscuit dough.)
Cranberry and Oats Bar
recipe adapted from Anja’s Food 4 Thought
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F.
Step 2: Line medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 3: Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.
Step 4: Mix wet ingredients and pour into dry ingredients and stir to combine. Let mixture soak for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Then, pour onto pan and press down evenly. Bake for 20-35 minutes. The bake time will vary on how thinly you spread the mixture, so watch carefully.
Step 6: Take out of the oven, and cut into squares.
To package for favors, I simply wrapped each square in parchment paper and tied with twine. Simple and healthy! If you prefer loose granola you can make a granola “bar.” I would love to see a bridal brunch with a buffet of granola, toppings, and yogurt for a parfait. Toppings for the buffet could include: fresh and dried fruits, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and cinnamon.
I would love to know how you are incorporating your favorite foods into your wedding activities.