Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

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


Submitted by xsn

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 Bars

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
1 cup raisins

Recipe Directions for Homemade Granola Bars

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Put the brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt into a saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. (I forgot to take a picture of this step, but it looks so pretty!)

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. Then, open the waxed paper ?

  11. 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).

  14. Enjoy!

  15. Of course, you can mix up the recipe. I used peanuts because they?re what we had, but next time I?m going to make the granola nutless at first, but during the pressing-down part, I plan to press almonds into the top of the bars.

  16. Another combo that would be fun to try is macadamia nuts, dried pineapple, and coconut flakes.

  17. Or try dried cranberries, walnuts, and white chocolate chips (just a few).

  18. I also plan to add flax seed to my granola mix.

  19. Different flavors of honey would also probably change the final outcome too. Mmm?

  20. So many options! Good thing we have time!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 75.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.0g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
132mg
5%
Potassium
331mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
44.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
27.9g
Protein
8.0g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1%
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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