Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Granola Bars

I love granola bars.  They are a perfect on the go (or sitting around the house) snack. There a tons of granola recipes. but this is our favorite.  On this particular day I used chopped walnut and craisins.
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
1/2 cup dried fruit, optional
1/2 cup chocolate chip, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl mix oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, salt, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate chips.    Make well in the center of the mixture and pour in honey, egg, oil and vanilla.  Mix well.  At this point it's best to use your hands.
Press the mixture into the pan.  Bake for 20-30 minutes until the edges brown.  
Let it cool for five minutes, but make sure to cut into bars while it's still warm.  Store in a airtight container.  
They are super taste! Olivia can't wait to get her hands on them. 


Sarah said...

Yummy! Looks great!

Rebecca said...

Yummy! Found you over at It's a glad I did. I LOVE your recipe and can not wait to try it and dig through more of your yummy posts!


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