Monday, February 7, 2011

Granola Bars

I have seen this recipe numerous places, but I'll cite the version/place I saw it first. I've made a few changes in my version below (including doubling it and making it in a different style pan); feel free to check out the original! These are our favorite snack to take en route to swim lessons. They taste an awful lot like a glorified, hearty oatmeal raisin cookie.

~Recipe from

  • 4 c. rolled oats
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 c. wheat germ
  • 2 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1 rounded t. cinnamon
  • 1 rounded t. salt
  • 1+ c. chopped nuts
  • 1 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1 generous cup honey
  • 1 generous cup oil (canola, vegetable, whatever)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 generous t. vanilla
  1. Line a jelly roll pan with foil or wax paper; spray lightly with Pam. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly (kids love to help with this).
  3. Mix wet ingredients together and pour into dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly (with hands or a giant spoon).
  4. Dump mixture into prepared pan. Wet hands and pat mixture firmly into pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until browned on top (they'll look pretty brown).
  6. Cool 5 minutes and then cut into bars and remove to a cooling rack! Don't delay or they'll harden too much to cut/serve.
Makes ~40 bars

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