Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crunchy Honey Granola Bars


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!

6 comments:

  1. I have been searching for a good granola bar recipe for some time. I am going to try this one soon!

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  2. It looks easy enough! They sound so good. Anything made at home has a much better response around here! Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday! Great post!
    ~Kim

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  3. thanks for the receipe, I love granola bars never tried to make them my self but I will now

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  4. We made these the other day with peanut butter chips and raisins! They were really good! Thank you!

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  5. I just made these today with raisins, butterscotch chips, and chocolate chips. I used all purpose flour since thats all I had on hand and a bit of cinnamon. Super easy and yummy!!!! and no mess at all.

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