Homemade granola bars are one of my favorite things to bake. I serve them for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Making a 9 x 13 pan of granola bars will serve us for lunch one day and breakfast the next. Love it.
As usual, this recipe is very forgiving and very versatile – use what you have and what you like.
Homemade Granola Bars
by Blessed Roots Farm (https://blessedrootsblog.wordpress.com)
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups add-ins (we love raisins or dried cranberries and chocolate chips)
1 cup combination of flax seeds, flax meal, sesame seeds and/or dried coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
3/4 – 1 cup honey
3 tsp. vanilla extract
Splash of milk, if needed
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan using the wrapper from your stick of butter.
2. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients.
3. In a small pot on the stove top, melt the butter over a low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, honey and vanilla.
4. Add the eggs and other wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir to combine. Make sure everything is moist, but not wet. If you need to add a little more honey or a splash of milk to make everything moist, do so now.
5. Dump the contents into your greased baking pan. Press the mixture into the pan.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until done.
I am sharing this recipe this week with the following:
- Pumpkin Spice Granola (blessedrootsblog.wordpress.com)