Granola Bars

I’ve been meaning to try out this granola bar recipe with the kids and finally got the chance this evening.  Homework done, kitchen all cleaned up from dinner, and we had 25 minutes until bedtime.  Perfect.

The kids helped me measure out the ingredients and then took turns mixing.  The recipe gives you the choice of nuts, dry fruit, or chocolate chips and the kids chose chocolate and almonds.

As the bars baked, the house filled with a wonderful aroma.  We can’t wait to try them in our lunches tomorrow!

Granola Bars
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ (or ground flax seed)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup raisins (or choc chips, dried fruit, nuts, coconut, etc)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or 1/2 cup applesauce)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Generously grease a 9×13
inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn
golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still
warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they
will be to hard to cut.

Categories: food with kids

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2 Comments on “Granola Bars”

  1. Angela
    May 12, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    Your blog is inspirational! Thanks once again for sharing!

    • melissadavisfood
      May 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

      you are welcome! thanks for being a loyal reader:)

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