Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Granola Bars

I have a friend that can make anything wonderful, or at least the stuff she brings us. Recently, she posted a granola bar recipe on her blog, A Spot to Reminisce and Discourse. The recipe she has gives you the basic guidelines for granola bars and is super easy to follow. 

I made some granola bars today and they are so good, I had to post them on here. I will give the recipe I used, but remember, the other recipe let's you make them what you want. 

Granola Bar Recipe
Makes as many bars as you cut them into.

Granola Bars
2 Cups Oats
3/4 Cups Chopped Pecans
3/4 Cups Chopped Walnuts
1/2 Cup Flax Seed
1/2 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla (I actually forgot the vanilla, but they were still good. Next time I will add it.)
1/2 Cup Craisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
2. Mix oats, nuts, and flax seed together in 8X8 baking dish and put in oven for 15 minutes, stirring once at about 7 1/2 minutes. 
3. In a large bowl put honey, sugar and butter together and put in microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Put back in microwave for another minute. Stir. Repeat until really hot. 
4. Add vanilla. Stir. 
5. When oat mixture is done, dump all the oats, nuts, and seeds into big bowl and stir until every is well coated with sugar mixture. Turn oven down to 300 degrees F. 
6. Add in Craisins and mix well. 
7. Grease same 8x8 baking dish and put oat mixture back into it. 
8. Using wax paper or parchment paper (I bet foil would work), push firmly on the oat mixture until it is flat and uniform in pan.
9. Bake for 25 minutes. 
10. Let cool in pan. 
11. When cool, dump out (you may need to take a knife around the edge of pan like I did) and cut. 
*Side note: Make sure they are COMPLETELY cool or they will crumble. 

granola bars 2
The photo above is how thick I cut them (as you can see, mine are bigger than yours will be. I doubled the recipe).

Granola bars 1
and then I put them in little snack baggies. This way the kids can just grab one and go.

I hope you enjoy them. 


  1. Glad you enjoyed them :) BTW I tried your idea of berries w/ coconut milk -- YUM!!! It's one of my favorite breakfasts. So good.

  2. Glad you like it. I really like it too. It's really refreshing.



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