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!