Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade granola bars recipe? Learn how to make Homemade granola bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hananabanana

Makes 20 servings



This recipe alone makes a yummy treat, but these ingredients simply make up a basic granola recipe. You can mix things up with a variety of seeds, fruits and anything else that sounds good in a granola bar. Dried figs, dates, apples and apricots all can be successful additions, or you can add crunchy peanut butter to the honey mix or substitute rolled wheat or rye for 1 cup of the oats. Substitute molasses for part of the honey, add poppy seeds or carob chips, or sprinkle in some cinnamon.

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade granola bars

2 1/2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or instant)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup slivered almonds
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup raisins
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Homemade granola bars

  1. Bake the oats, wheat germ and almonds on a 9-by-12-inch baking sheet for 20 minutes, starting as you preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

  2. Heat the butter, brown sugar and honey in a small saucepan, simmering while the dried ingredients are baking. Add the raisins to the dried mix as soon as it?s removed from the oven.

  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat, mix in the vanilla extract and pour the liquid mix over the oat mixture, stirring until all the dried mixture is coated.

  4. Press the granola firmly into the bottom of a greased 8-by-8-inch pan and place the pan in the still-warm oven to bake (at 300 degrees) for 20 minutes. You can cut the batch into bars after the granola has cooled slightly, but wait to take the bars out of the pan until they?re completely cool.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 36.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.4g
7%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
19mg
1%
Potassium
146mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
13.5g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* 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
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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