Chewy Earl Grey Granola Bars are perfect for a lunchbox treat or for breakfast on the go!
I’m absolutely giddy over these granola bars! They’re soft and chewy with the most amazing bergamot-lemon-honey flavor.
They’re also whole grain, gluten free (as long as you use gluten free oats) and surprisingly filling.
In case that’s not enough, they’re also ridiculously easy to make! If you can make cookies, you can definitely make these granola bars. They take practically no effort and are a zillion times better than even my favorite store-bought bars. There’s pretty much no excuse not to make them.
In addition to granola, I used puffed millet in these bars. I love way it breaks up the dense oats and give a little lightness to the bars. It’s really cheap and surprisingly not difficult to find at all once you know where to look (not at eye level on the shelf). My grocery store keeps bags of it on the bottom shelf of the cereal aisle. It costs about $2 and lasts for practically forever.
I used coconut oil instead of butter to keep them chewy and also to give them some healthier fats. The white chocolate chips contain milk, but if you leave them out these granola bars would also be dairy free. I put them in because I can (and also because what’s a granola bar without a little chocolate?)
Lemon zest keeps their flavor bright and is delicious with the flavors of the tea and a generous pinch of sea salt keeps everything in balance.