Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Homemade Granola Bars

Best little bakers EVER!!  Of course Cori is grabbing as much out of the bowl as she can before I take it!

Here is the recipe for the yummy granola bars I made with my girls a couple of days ago:

1 2/3 Cup Oats
1/2 Cup Sugar (I will use less next time)
1/3 Cup of Oat flour (you can make oat flour by sticking oats in your blender or food processor)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon (or more if you love cinnamon like we do)
2-3 Cups of fruits and nuts*
1 tsp. Vanilla
6 tbs. Butter, melted (I use smart balance)
1/4 Cup of Maple Syrup
1 tbs. Water
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter

*I used 1/4 cup of ground flax, 1/2 Cup of chocolate chips, 1/2 Cup of raisins, 1/2 Cup of dried prunes, 1/2 Cup of chopped pecans.  You can use any mix you want, I just used what I had on hand. Cranberries would be great too!

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl.  Wet in another.  Mix them together and then add the peanut butter.  Press into a greased 8x8 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  Let them cool completely before cutting.  Enjoy!

Before baking:

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin! This recipe sounds yummy. I make a similar one with my daughter.

    Your comment on Hungry Runner Girl really resonated with me. I'm also a SAHM and struggle with those same feelings some time.

    Welcome to blogging! I'm pretty new too, and don't do it everyday. Anyway, looking forward to getting to know you. :)