Friday, March 12, 2010

Homeade Granola Bars

[Not my picture!]

...Many great recipes coming.  In the meantime, enjoy this great homemade granola bar recipe.  This recipe is very healthy, and very adaptable!!

Granola Bars
-2 c. rolled oats
-3/4 c. brown sugar
-1/2 c. wheat germ
-3/4 tsp. cinnamon
-1 c. whole wheat flour
-3/4 c. raisins [or whatever accessory you want!]
-3/4 tsp. salt
-1/2 c. honey
-1 egg, beaten
-1/2 c. applesauce
-2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13" pan.

In a large bowl mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt.  Make a well in the center, pour in honey, beaten egg, applesauce and vanilla. 

Use your hands to mix everything together well.  Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.  Bake for 25-35 minutes [varies, depending on your oven].  You want the bars to turn golden, but not gooey in the center, and not hard in the center.  Hows that for a description?

Cool for 5 minutes, and then cut into bars.  [If you wait longer than that, they'll be difficult to cut.]

My dudes love these!  They think they taste like [healthy] oatmeal cookies.  You can add whatever you'd like: mini-m&m's, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, nuts [or a mixture of both]etc.

You can also add in 1/2 cup rice krispy cereal, but will have to adjust the wet mixture accordingly.  [I do it by feel, not measurement!]

1 comment:

  1. These sound wonderful! I've actually been looking for a good recipe too so it's a perfect find!