Frog Prince eats granola bars like they grow on trees. While we're partial to Quaker Chewy granola bars (they are the only ones made without tree nuts!), I've been trying a bunch of different recipes to find one that we can make ourselves.
Most of the recipes I've found online use peanut butter or seeds or nuts...., so I try to modify them. This one uses honey, and is quite delicious.
Crunchy Honey Granola Bars - Modified from SuperHealthyKids
2 C oats (1 C old fashioned, 1 C instant)
1 C packed brown sugar
1 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C honey
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (I used less)
1 tsp. vanilla
Add-ins... raisins/other dried fruit, chocolate chips
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Stir together to mix well.
Add in honey and vanilla. Use a fork to mix... making to form clumps. Then, add in fruit or other add-ins.
Spray a 9x13 pan (or 2 8x8 pans), and press the granola bar mix in the pan. Mix will be very crumbly. (It looks so crumbly that I wasn't sure they'd actually be bars when done... but they were!)
Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, until the edges of the granola bars are browned.
Allow to cool completely before cutting. Then, cut into strips to make granola bars. Store in an airtight container.
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This recipe is linked up at Tasty Tuesday!