Granola Bars: A healthy, homemade snack

In my continued quest to eat less processed food, I started making our snacks from scratch.  These granola bars are really quick to make, and usually last us through the week (well, after the initial finger-scooping of warm, gooey oat clumps fresh out of the oven).

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Here’s what you need:

2 cups oats

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup honey

1 egg

1 cup (or so) of your choice of dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate.  I highly recommend the chocolate.

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Mix all ingredients and press into greased 11 x 13 pan. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes or until edges are browned. Take out and let cool entirely. Cut into bars for snacking.

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Candied ginger is an EXCELLENT choice in granola bars!

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Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids

3 comments on “Granola Bars: A healthy, homemade snack

  1. Ok…so I was on a Purple House Cafe roll….made these as well. I thought the mixture seemed a bit dry, so I added an extra egg for a wee bit extra protein. I didn’t have an 11×13 pan, so I used my trusty 8×11. I also used a mixture of dried cranberries and mini dark chocolate chips. The result – needed to cook them longer, maybe 30 minute in total. The texture is between a really moist granola bar and a very dense muffin. In hind sight, they didn’t need the extra egg, (note to self – trust your incredibly food blogger friend :)), but the result is still delish! And I love the cranberry/dark chocolate combo. Oh..and I added a bit of ground flax. Great, simple easy recipe! These will be great ‘on the go’ and general lunch snacks!

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