Stephanie Heitmeier Recipe

Easy Homemade Granola Bars

By Stephanie Heitmeier sheitmeier

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Stephanie's Story

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 :)


2 c
quick cooking oats
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
wheat germ
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spices
1 c
dried cranberries
2 oz
dried apricots chopped
1 tsp
1/4 c
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

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
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)
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.
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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  • Comments

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  • user
    Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 9, 2011
    never heard of maple sugar flakes?????
  • user
    Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 9, 2011
    what are pepitas???
  • user
    Stephanie Heitmeier sheitmeier - Sep 10, 2011
    I ordered the maple sugar flakes might be able to find them at a whole foods....but brown sugar is just fine. Pepitas are pumpkin seeds - they are usually green and you can find little bags of them in the mexican spice section of your grocery store.
  • user
    Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 10, 2011
    thank you Stephanie..... I will look for them.... since you have given me some hints....
  • user
    Tess TJM tmoo - Sep 10, 2011
    heheee, I looked and Amazon has them... the flakes...