Granola Bars

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Granola Bars

Granola Bars

My family loves these! We make several different variations. One day a friend and I made six different batches together. We individually wrapped them and divided them up. They freeze really well and are great in kids (or adults) lunches. The are very easy to make too.

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Granola Bars
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups quick cooking oats
  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 1½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large jelly roll pan (12x17ish) with aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. You may need to mix with your hands. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden.
  4. Let cool about 5 minutes in the pan.
  5. Turn out onto a large cutting board and peel off foil.
  6. Cut with a sharp knife or pizza cutter. I usually cut 40 (4x10 rows).
  7. Let cool a bit more and then individually wrap with saran wrap.
Notes
These freeze well. You can substitute the chocolate and peanut butter chips with your choice of add-ins. We have enjoyed chopped pretzel pieces with chocolate chips, craisins and almonds, white chocolate chips with macadamia nuts, coconut and raisins. Be creative and enjoy! !Update I made our favorite granola bars this week. I was trying to come up with a different flavor combination and decided to try to make them chocolate. I added in ½ cup of cocoa powder and used peanut butter chips. The result was amazing! The kids say it is now their favorite kind.

2 thoughts on “Granola Bars

  1. Tanya,
    I have made these many times. Every time and every variation they are a hit! I tried something new last night though and thought I would share. I put in half quinoa flour and half wheat flour. I also put in just half a cup of wheat germ and then half a cup of ground flax seed. I made them chocolate with the 1/2 cup cocoa and did mini m and m’s as my add in.

    The result was fabulous! They have my kids official stamp of approval this morning. I was trying to find a way to add protein and omega three’s to my picky daughter’s diet.

    Thanks again! We love the recipe and I just thought I’d share a variation that I have tried!
    Kristine Evans

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