Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Granola Bars

These days i feel like the majority of my meals come in bar form. Granola bars have been my go to thing since Keegan was born. They are ridiculously easy to make and they are fully of healthy goodness. If you have never made them you should give it a try! The best part about making granola bars is that you can make them with any add ins that you want.

Basic recipe:
1 cup flour (I use whole wheat) 
2 cups oatmeal 
2/3 cups whole grain cereal (I use mini wheats crushed up)  
1/2 cup of flax seed or wheat germ
1 cup honey (or maple syrup or a mixture)
2/3 cups peanut butter or apple sauce (this helps keep everything together)
2 cups add  in (unsweetened coconut, nuts, raisins, craisens,  dried blueberries, chocolate chips,or anything else you fancy)

Note: depending on what add ins i use in i like to put spices in as well. cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa powder are usually what i use.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. Mix everything together in a large  bowl (i use my hands to make sure its mixed well). Then press the mixture into the 9x13 pan.  bake 10-15 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly then cut them and serve or bag up for a grab and go snack!

This weekend i made an apple pie granola bar with raisins (pictured above on the left). I got the idea from my dear friend Nikki's post about granola bars. I did mine just a tad different but they turned out FANTASTIC! Then i made a chocolate coconut granola bar (pictured on the right) and its just as yummy.  

If you try this recipe i would love to hear what you put in yours! Have fun with it, the possibilities are endless!


  1. I would love to try this but are they soft and chewy or hard and crunchy? I have hesitated to make granola bars for fear that they would be hard and crunchy.

  2. They are soft and chewy that's my favorite part about it!

  3. Cool!! I love granola bars. They are so easy and fantastic. I know I was concerned about making stuff like that in the Philippines and I was glad to find everything I use. You can do so many different kinds it's so awesome!