Yesterday I whipped out my homemade granola bar recipe and I was not disappointed. I really love granola bars, but a lot of times they have extra High Fructose Corn Syrup, soy, and other products added in that aren't really needed.
These babies are quite easy to make and delicious too!
Homemade Granola Bars
-1/2 c. brown sugar (I'm hoping when we get back to the states I can replace this with date puree, or something a little healthier... but no such luck in Korea land)
--1/4 cup non-sweetened applesauce
-1/4 cup margarine (I replace half of this with ground flax seed)
-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
-1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup oats
- 1/4 cup wheat germ (optional)
And from here on out you can add whatever dried fruit or nuts you want!
For this mix I used 1 cup raisins, 1 cup craisins, and 1/2 cup slivered almonds
cream the margarine and sugar
Add in the applesauce, vanilla, egg, and flax blend together
Mix in Flour, Cinnamon, baking soda, salt and wheat germ
Then add in Oats and whatever other mix-ins you prefer!
Press into a greased pan (it doesn't have to be too thick) bake at 350 for 20-25 min.
Take them out, let them cool
And then wrap 'em up in saran wrap or wax paper!
My recipe makes around 20 bars (give or take a few, depending on how much I munch as I go, and how big I cut them)
Now you have an arsenal of deliciousness waiting to be a snack, or breakfast, or dinner... or anytime you want 'em :) We usually bring them to school to snack on after a mediocre school lunch.... but really they are amazing at any time of the day!