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Homemade Granola Bars

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These homemade granola bars are cheaper and healthier than the store-bought variety. They’re a lot tastier, too!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cups Chocolate Chips
  • ½ cups Peanut Butter Chips
  • ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Wheat Germ
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Egg, Beaten
  • ½ cups Honey
  • ½ cups Canola Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well (it’s easiest to just use your hands). Pat the mixture out into the foil-lined pan.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes if you want chewy granola bars or for 20-25 minutes for crunchy granola bars. When the edges start to brown, remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes. Use a pizza roller to slice into bars. Finish cooling completely before removing from the pan or they will break apart.

Note: you can also substitute dried fruits for the chocolate and peanut butter chips to make these a bit healthier!

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jillmart on 11.6.2010

very good recipe-thanks! Made just as is, with mini choc. chips and a few M and M’s.

Easy to double and make 2 -9x13s at the same time.

Cut and froze single bars in small snack ziploc baggies.

Perfect for a quick breakfast on the go or the mighty deer hunter in the family.;)

Will try nuts and dried fruits or just raisins when freezer supply is empty.

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devin1786 on 8.9.2010

Delicious! Made one batch with the chips and slivered almonds and another with raisins, extra cinnamon and walnuts. I underbaked the raisin batch – but it turned out to be a lucky accident… because the bars taste just like oatmeal raisin cookie dough! YUM. Thanks for sharing this recipe : )

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labingha on 7.24.2010

Had some homemade granola and was looking for a way to make tasty, calorie dense bars for a backpacking trip. Added creamy peanut butter and left out the chips. They were a hit!

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ahoonakker on 7.16.2010

I made these last night with my 3 yr old. I measured and he loved dumping the ingredients in the bowl. I love that you can mix and match different ingredients. I made with semi-sweet and white chocolate chips. Tasty.

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ambesi on 6.10.2010

I’m going to make these for my kids’ lunches. I love that I can put whatever I want in them. I have one question, how do you store these?

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beckyann on 9.25.2014

Love these! Agree they aren’t the same consistency as your typical granola bars, but we all really liked them. Made one batch with chocolate chips, shredded coconut, coconut oil instead of canola, a few white chips, and heaping spoonful of peanut butter instead of the pb chips. Also omitted the cinnamon on that batch. These were the favorites. Made another batch with chocolate chips, raisins and pecans and omitted the pb chips but did put the cinnamon. Stored both in the fridge and I thought they were better cold than right out of the oven. Thanks for a great, customizable recipe!

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abcp on 5.9.2012

These were great. Nice and chewy. I used 1/2 a cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of rice krispies and 1/2 cup raisins instead of the chocolate chips

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julie72 on 8.12.2011

These worked out very well. My husband called them more of a “cookie” than a true granola “bar”, but I don’t care as long as he likes them. And he does. I love how I can make these for my kids’ lunches and I know exactly what’s in them. I think next time I’ll throw in some craisins and sunflower seeds and see how that goes over. Thanks so much!

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simoneandherkitchen on 3.11.2011

I am in my third trimester of pregnancy and have been eating granola bars every day for a snack. I finally looked up this recipe and I have the second batch in two weeks in the oven – love them! I also reduced the sugar and all different things each time: coconut, cranberries, almonds, mini choc chips. This is a recipe I will continue to use for a wholesome snack – Thank you!

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punkinpie on 1.12.2011

These are yummy. Just made a second batch. This time I had to sub 1/2 cup quick oats in as I didn’t have quite enough rolled oats. Still yummy though. Mine puff up more like bar cookies too. Not sure why. I also used all chocolate chip instead of using any PB chips. I froze some of my last batch and they were great from the freezer. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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