Saturday, March 5, 2011

Homemade Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are amazing. Sweet, salty, healthy and perfect for kids. All three of my little ones gobbled them up!

Homemade Granola Bars
Adapted from Allrecipe's Playgroup Granola Bars

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil and generously grease the foil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars just begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then using the foil, gently lift the bars out of the pan. Cut into individual bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.


  1. Those sound great! I have another recipe I've been wanting to try, too. Will have to make these, too, and have a granola bake-off at some point. :)

  2. A bake off would be fun. Let's do it! :)