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easy homemade granola bars

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stephanie Heitmeier
Ellijay, GA

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 :)

(1 rating)
yield 12 -15
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For easy homemade granola bars

  • 2 c
    quick cooking oats
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    wheat germ
  • pinch
  • 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

How To Make easy homemade granola bars

  • 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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