Are you like me in thinking that most store bought granola bars are much sweeter than they need to be? I found a recipe for homemade granola bars that came out tasting terrific when I made it the other day. I only added 2/3 of the amount of sugar that it called for, and I think next time I'm going to reduce the amount even more.
This is the recipe as I made it:
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teasp ground cinnamon
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 teasp salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teasp vanilla extract.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9X13 pan.
2. In a large bowl, pour in the ingredients and mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 17-18 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while they are still warm.
M and I packaged them up into ziploc bags afterward for easy grabbing when we are on our way out the door for a morning full of errands.