So, I LOVE Quaker Granola Bars. I eat them all the time – breakfast, snack, late night snack, dessert. 🙂
I came across this recipe for homemade granola bars. I am always skeptical of homemade oatmeal bars….mine tend to be dry. This one looked really good and I undercooked them slightly, just to keep them softer. Plus, it had almost double the amount of honey and oil that previous recipes I tried have had.
Right now, they are cooling and in about 3 minutes I plan to cut them and eat at least one! HAHA
Homemade Granola Bars
2 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. white chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chips, raisins, craisins, whatever you want)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. coconut oil (or peanut or olive. i used peanut oil today)
2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9×13 pan.
Mix together dry ingredients and make a well in the center.
Add honey, egg, oil and vanilla into well. Stir until well combined and pat evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars and remove from pan. (It says to cool ONLY 5 minutes and to be sure to remove the bars from the pan while they’re still warm or they will harden and be extremely difficult to cut and remove.)
Store bars in sealed tupperware or other plastic container to keep soft.
*I just cut and ate one of ours. DEELISH! I think I cut 12 bars, but I don’t even know if that will feed us for one breakfast. Think I might need to be sure there are plenty of extras – fruit, yogurt, etc – with that meal to fill us up!