Granola Bars

The granola bars are very easy to make and inexpensive. They are fun to play with, adding in new ingredients to the family’s liking. Our family will go through store-bought granola bars like crazy and these are a great, healthy alternative.

2 1/2 c. rolled oats
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chocolate chips (I also make a recipe with peanut butter chips, or mix half chocolate & half peanut butter)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, baking soda, chocolate chips and nuts. Heat honey in microwave until slightly runny. Then add honey, oil, vanilla, nuts and water to the bowl. Mix well and spoon into baking pan. Distribute evenly throughout baking ban until smooth. Bake 25-30 minutes, until edges are slightly darker than the center. Cool on a wire rack, then cut with a knife and serve.

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2 Comments

  1. So i did what you said and just left out what was already in my already prepared granola and i heated my honey on the stove. I think that lead to my chocolate chips all melting so now i have chocolate granola bars not granola with chocolate chips. Still thanks for the recipe. I am going to try completely from scratch next time because this is SO easy. (oh and i added flax seeds to mine for some Omega-3s)

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