Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homemade granola bars

Daddy found another recipe for homemade granola bars and they turned out really, really good! They are nutritious and delicious :)

Taken from http://www.joyfulabode.com/2008/04/11/homemade-granola-bar-recipe-no-high-fructose-corn-syrup-in-these-bars/
Here's the recipe:
2 cups oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup peanuts (crushed)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbs butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
8 oz dried fruit (raisins, cranberries)
Preheat oven to 400 deg Fahrenheit. Mix peanuts, oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds in a baking dish with sides. Toast them in the oven for 10-12 mins, stirring every few minutes so they don't get burned.
Prepare glass baking dish (about 11x13 in) for your granola by lining it with waxed paper lightly sprayed with nonstick spray.
Put brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla and salt into saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
Your grains and nuts should be toasted, so mix everything together in a large bowl. (Grains, liquid 'glue' and dried fruit)
Mix everything well and dump granola mixture into your prepared baking dish.
Spread out mixture with wooden spoon or spatula.
Fold over the sides of the waxed paper or add a sheet on top, and press HARD all over the granola. You want to compact it together so that your bars won't fall apart when you cut them.
Wait 2-3 hours until granola has totally cooled.
Open wax paper and carefully turn granola onto a cutting board. Firmly press down with a knife (not sawing) and cut granola into bars.
Wrap individually or store in a ziploc bag. Enjoy!


  1. The recipe sounds really good and nutritious! They sure made up well and look like the ones you buy at the store. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! We'll have to try it sometime soon.

  2. They look really good. Your having fun in the kitchen aren't you?