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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Homemade Granola Bars

I made these the other day and they are sooooo good and easy to make. You can pick and choose the extra goodies you want in there to suit your needs. Here is the recipe that I put together for us. Blessings!!

Granola Bars

2 cups oats
1 cup flour- I used whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins, or other dried fruit
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/4 black strap molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
OPTIONAL: A handful of nuts, chocolate chips, banana chips, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds etc.
I added chocolate chips to mine lol. Hey they don't have to be 100% good for you do they? Next time I'm going to add nuts and sunflower seeds. I just didn't have them on hand this time.

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 in pan with parchment paper then coat with a little oil. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl: oats, flour, sugar, fruit, wheat germ, salt, cinnoman, and any other optional ingredients you choose to add. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients: oil, honey, egg and vanilla. Pour wet mix into dry mix and stir until blended. Press evenly into the pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Let cool completely then turn or lift out onto a cutting board. Remove the parchment paper and cut into bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap.
I hope you give these a try. Here is a picture of the finished product. I cut smaller bars for the kids.

1 comment:

  1. These sound good and good for you! And of course, I do think adding chocolate chips is the way to go! :)


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