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Monday, October 17, 2011
Im sick of paying for expensive granola bars from the store, so I decided to try making some.
These are tasty, and theres a lot of room for experimentation when you make them.
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)
cocoa or chocolate chips (optional)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey (you can use sugar if you don't have honey)
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, coconut, cocoa, walnuts, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands or a fork. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.