Homemade Granola Bars


 My kids go through a LOT of granola bars.  They know there is a “one bar” limit in our house per day, but they always test me to see if I will break! 😉  The thing with granola bars is that they feel a lot like dessert (especially the chocolate chips ones).  I will admit that I have used them to quench my sweet tooth more than once.  What’s more important is that they can be really expensive, depending on the brand you buy.  These days we are all trying to feed our families healthier (and it doesn’t hurt to save a little money in the process) so why not start with an EASY snack?  These homemade granola bars take about 10 minutes to whip up and make a ton.

Tip:  If you use a the same measuring cup for the vegetable oil and honey, the honey comes out easily and less messy! 

After your base is prepared you can add any ingredients that your family likes.  The great part about this is that you can even split the batch in half for picky eaters!

Press the finished mixture into a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

 These bars are pretty chewy and absolutely delicious.  My family can’t get enough of them!

And because I’m making them myself, I know exactly what I’m feeding my kids!

 

Homemade Granola Bars
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup of light brown sugar
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • approx. ¾ cup of extra ingredients like mini chocolate chips, peanut butter, craisins… whatever you prefer
Instructions
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together
  2. Add the vegetable oil and then the rest of the wet ingredients
  3. Add in your preferred "extras"
  4. Press the mixture into a greased 9x13 pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees