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How To Make Granola Bars (Photos)

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During the week, breakfast is a tough meal to get a handle on. We know that it's the most important meal, yet it competes with other equally important tasks, like morning showers. There's also the lack of time due to a clock that runs too fast and just a general state of hurry.

Breakfast is one of those things that we just forget about ... until our stomachs start growling at the most inconvenient times. But by then it's too late; we have to opt for the quickest solution, grabbing whatever we can on the way and hoping that it has the right nutrition to provide us with full energy until lunch. But the truth is, most of those quick options don't fill you up (unless you went for the sensible choice of yogurt and fruit over the more tempting bagel with cream cheese). And not only might that choice not be the healthiest, it can also end up making quite a dent in your wallet by the end of the week.

You can avoid this all-too common occurrence by making quick and easy homemade breakfasts to eat on the go. And we've got just the solution: the homemade granola bar. They'll save you time, money and will just be better for you overall. At least you can be sure that there's no high-fructose corn syrup or BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene, which is accused of causing hyperactivity in children) in your first meal of the day, which some of the store-bought variety do contain. Check out the recipes in the slideshow below to make your own granola bars.

What is your go-to quick breakfast solution? Leave a comment below.

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