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).
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 cup (or so) of your choice of dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate. I highly recommend the chocolate.
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.
Recipe adapted from Super Healthy Kids http://www.superhealthykids.com/
3 comments on “Granola Bars: A healthy, homemade snack”
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!
Yum! Sounds like another success! Now you have to try my grain-free granola! To. Die. For.
Picked up pecans tonight to give that one a whirl! 🙂
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