Homemade Granola Bar Recipe Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Granola Bar Recipe recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Granola Bar Recipe using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jad12

Makes 12 servings



http://www.joyfulabode.com/2008/04/11/homemade-granola-bar-recipe-no-high-fructose-corn-syrup-in-these-bars/

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

2 cups oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup peanuts, crushed
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
8 oz. dried raisins (or any dried fruit)

Recipe Directions for Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. To crush your peanuts, put them in a plastic bag and smash them with a heavy mallet, measuring cup, or sauce pan.

  3. Then, mix the peanuts, oats, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds in a baking dish with sides. Toast them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes so that they don?t get burned.

  4. Meanwhile, prepare a glass baking dish (about 11 x 13 inches) for your granola by lining it with waxed paper lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray.

  5. Put the brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

  6. By now, your grains and nuts should be toasted, so mix everything together in a large bowl. The grains, the liquid ?glue,? and the dried fruit. Oh, and turn off your oven, because you?re finished with it now.

  7. Mix everything REALLY WELL because you want to make sure the ?glue? gets all over everything. Now, dump your granola mixture into your prepared baking dish.

  8. Spread out the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  9. Now fold over the sides of the waxed paper or add a sheet on top, and PRESS HARD all over the granola. You want to compact it together so that your bars won?t fall apart when you cut them.

  10. Wait 2-3 hours or until the granola has totally cooled.

  11. Then, open the waxed paper ?And carefully turn the granola onto a large cutting board, peeling away the rest of the paper.

  12. Now, firmly pressing down with a big knife (not sawing), cut your granola into whatever size bars you?d like.

  13. I wrapped ours individually in plastic wrap, so that we could just throw one into our bag or lunch box in the morning. If you?d like to save on packaging though, you can store yours in an airtight container, between sheets of waxed paper (so they don?t stick together).

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 82.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.1g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
133mg
6%
Potassium
382mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
49.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
32.0g
Protein
8.3g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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