Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Granola Bars

Last night I attended another cooking demo at Younkers.

Granola Bars


4 c. oats
¼ - ½ c. brown sugar (use 1/3 c.)
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
2 ½ t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. peanut butter
Any fruits, nuts, etc. you'd like to add. – a handful
(Mini Reese's baking chips, M&M's, chocolate chips, dried cherries, cranberries, raisins, flax seed, etc.)


Mix everything but the honey in a mixer, or by hand. Heat the honey in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds then add to mixture. Blend with hands.

Put in lightly greased sheet cake pan (spray with Pam) and pat evenly. Use rolling pin to flatten any uneven areas.

Bake @ 325° for 14 - 20 minutes. Cool briefly, then cut. When cool store in snack bags or in a plastic container.

1 comment:

  1. I have a similar recipe... it goes for the chocolate chips! It also has some wheat germ for crunch and cinnamon; nutmeg; and allspice for kick. I feel like homemade granola bars are one of those recipes with infinite variations!