These instant pot granola bars are so good and so easy to make! With just a few pantry staples, you will have a tasty batch of granola bars ready when the craving hits.
Instant pot granola bars are an easy go-to breakfast or snack. The can be customized with whatever dried fruit or nuts you have on hand. I like to make them to pack in lunch boxes or as a breakfast on-the-go.
This recipe makes a very chocolaty and chewy instant pot granola bar. It is probably more on the treat side than the breakfast side but it’s ultimately up for you to decide.
The trick to making a good chewy granola bar
There are a few things to keep in mind when making instant pot granola bars. The first is the honey-butter mixture that acts as glue. You are going to melt the honey and butter down in the Instant Pot but it’s not ready just when it’s melted.
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The magic happens when it starts to bubble up and darkens in color. Once it is an amber color, you can take it off the heat, or in this case, turn off your Instant Pot.
Once your “glue” is made, you are going to mix it up with a granola mixture and press it into a baking dish to set.
The trick to getting the instant pot granola bars to to stick together and not fall apart is to press them hard into the baking dish. If you spend a couple of minutes pressing them down, they are less likely to crumble up into granola.
Then you have to walk away and let it cool in the fridge for at least a couple of hours. I promise it will all be worth it once you get to enjoy a chocolaty chewy homemade granola bar.
When you are ready to cut them up, use a very sharp knife and run it under hot water in-between cuts.
Ingredients in Instant Pot Granola Bars
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup roasted whole almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided
Other tasty snacks
- Strawberry Banana Muffins
- Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Frosting
- Fruit and Nut Granola Bars
- Instant Pot Banana Bread
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 102mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 18g Protein: 3g