Easy Homemade Granola Bars


Stephanie Heitmeier Recipe

By Stephanie Heitmeier sheitmeier


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Serves:
12-15
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I was looking for something quick and healthy that my husband and I could grab on the go. These granola bars are great and you can add pretty much anything you want. Im always looking for healthier sugar alternatives and instead of 1 cup of brown sugar I do 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup maple syrup flakes. I realize most cooks don't have this on hand so just play around with it!BTW - Get the kids involved in this recipe..Easy for them to do and to customize :)

Ingredients

2 c
quick cooking oats
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
wheat germ
pinch
salt
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
1 c
dried cranberries
2 oz
dried apricots chopped
1 tsp
vanilla
1/4 c
honey
2 Tbsp
maple or agave syrup
2 Tbsp
canola oil
1/4 c
natural sliced almonds
1/4 c
natural pepitas
1 Tbsp
flax seed
1 Tbsp
chia seed (or just add 1 more tbs of flax)
1 oz
dark chocolate chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2
Add all of the ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined (you can mix wet ingredients in one bowl and dry in another then combine but my motto is simplify the mess...just mix well)
3
Line a 9x13 pan with wax paper(can use parchment or foil) and pour mixture into pan pressing down slightly. Bake for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
4
Remove from oven and lift out wax paper from pan. Let cool for five minutes before cutting into bars or chunks.

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9 Comments

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Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Sep 11, 2011
this sounds interesting.... thank you for the info...
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Stephanie Heitmeier sheitmeier
Sep 11, 2011
I like to put a little on my oatmeal :) or just eat them straight out of the bag lol. I have put them in my BBQ sauce that I have on here as well. You can use it in place of the brown sugar. When making pancakes you could sprinkle a little on before you flip it.
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Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Sep 11, 2011
do you use them in anything else???
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Stephanie Heitmeier sheitmeier
Sep 11, 2011
not a problem :) I think that is where I ordered mine last time. I like them they are like little maple syrup crystals...yum!
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Tess (TJM) Moore tmoo
Sep 10, 2011
heheee, I looked and Amazon has them... the flakes...