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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Homemade Gronola Bars

 As promised here is my latest healthy experiment in the kitchen. I attempted to make my own granola bars. I have to say it worked out pretty well. And we all enjoyed a healthy treat! These are great for lunch boxes, breakfast on the go ( that never happens in my house) and road trips.

Granola bars


4 cups oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1tsp almond extract (optional)
1/2 cup honey

A personal touch
You can ADD...
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup cranrasins
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup marshmallows
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried fruit
or 1/4 cup nut of your choice

I would try to pick two add ins that makes a hearty tasty treat!
This way everyone has a combination that they like.

  • Preheat oven 325 F
  • combine dry ingredients in bowl
  • in separate bowl mix oil, extracts and honey and whisk
  • pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir
  • place mixture on parchment paper or non-stick foil about 1 in thick
  • bake for 30 min
  • cool, cut, serve and enjoy

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