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Monday, May 24, 2010

granola bars

Once again I can not remember where I found the original recipe for these granola bars but I feel like it has been tweaked enough to make it my own:) My hubby and nutbars love these. I used to make them every week up until the nutbars and I started eating more raw foods...but I still make them for the man of the house...gotta keep him happy!

1/4 C pure maple syrup
1/4 C honey
2 T almond butter
1 egg
1 T milk or milk substitute
1 t vanilla
1 C whole wheat flour or other flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t or more cinnamon
1/4 t allspice
2 C old fashioned oats
1/8-1/4 C flax seeds (optional)
1/3 C carob or chocolate chips
1/4 C chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 C raisins (optional)
1/2 C granola (the original recipe called for 1 1/2 C crisp rice cereal but I just throw in 1/2 - 1 C granola)

In large bowl or kitchen aid, combine first seven ingredients and mix well. Add in flour, baking soda, and spices...mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press into a 9x13 baking dish coated with spray or coconut oil. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Score the surface with shallow cuts, making rectangular bars. Cool completely and cut along scored lines.

A great snack any time of day! Enjoy!


  1. Thanks for this, Rayetta! I've been thinking I need to make our own granola bars, but had been too lazy to go search out a good recipe. :) Do these hold together pretty well? I've tried making one (a while ago) that was pretty much granola bar crumbles! :)

  2. They hold together pretty good. I have made them sometimes with other flours; like spelt, brown rice flour and they seemed a bit more crumbly. There will be crumbs but hopefully not granola bar crumbles:) I hope you guys like them. I have some in the oven right now with carob chips and spelt we'll see how they turn out...