Making My Own- Granola Bars | Occasionally Crafty: Making My Own- Granola Bars

March 11, 2013

Making My Own- Granola Bars

Can you believe this is my 15th post in the Making My Own series? I have loved every minute of it! To celebrate I am sharing a great recipe with you, but in turn I'm going to ask a favor. I would LOVE to take requests and try some recipes out for you. What have you always wanted to try making yourself but never had the time or were worried it wouldn't turn out? Let me do it for you! Comment with an idea and I'll pick a few to try and feature!
Now, back to today's recipe:  Homemade Granola Bars. I came across this recipe on Allrecipes.com, but altered it a bit to make them just perfect. They almost pass for a bar cookie, but still fit the bill for granola bars. I used chocolate chips, but you could add raisins, nuts, peanut butter chips, marshmallows, or whatever floats your boat.


Ingredients:
2 Cups old fashioned oats
1/2 C wheat germ
1 C flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C oil
1/2 C  honey
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
chocolate chips, or other desired mix-ins

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the first four ingredients into a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients (excluding chocolate chips) and add to dry ingredients. **tip! add the oil first, and use the same measuring cup for the honey and it will slide right out!** Mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix well
  5. Place in a greased 9x13, leaving 1-2 inches open at one edge. This prevents it from getting too crispy.

7.  Bake for 16-19 minutes. The edges should be browned but the granola bars will NOT look done. Pull it out anyways! 
8.  Let cool for about 20-30 minutes and cut before it completely cools down, or it will be harder to cut.

Our whole family loves these, and they are great to bring to a playgroup or any sort of potluck! Also if you're a huge fan of granola, you should check out this granola I make all the time!


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