Friday, April 24, 2009

Granola Bars

And until blogger allows me to post pictures, here's my granola bar recipe. These are a big hit now in my ward and with Callie and Samantha. Callie all day is asking for "cookie, cookie"-- not that she gets them everyday. But hey, if she thinks these are cookies, great. Here we go.

2 cups oats
1/4 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
Any dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc.

Mix all ingredients and press into greased pan, 11 x 13. Dough will be very dry and crumbly, but press until dough forms with pan. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until edges are browned. Take out, cut, and let cool entirely. Cut into strips and store in baggies.

These vary. First of all, the real recipe calls for 1 c. brown sugar. You can try that if you want, but they were way too sweet for me and plus, that's just a lot of sugar when you have honey in there too. So. I cut that way down. I usually add chocolate chips. I've added peanuts, coconut, and peanut butter. All yummy. I haven't ventured too far from these combination. One hint, I would cut the granola bars when they come out, or shortly thereafter. If you wait until they are cooled, they are really hard. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Jessica said...

awesome, i was going to ask you for this recipe! :)

JAZKK Low said...

okay, this is TOO funny! I just sent you an email for these 2 recipes and then checked your blog just in case, and there they were! you are SO on the ball!!

Peter said...

Your recipe looks yummy!

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Enjoy!

Launi said...

i tried them and loved them, jenny! thanks for the recipe. the only change i made was to substitute wheat germ for half of the whole wheat flour for even more added nutrition. hooray!

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