Thursday, October 01, 2009

Home Made Granola Bars

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Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

2 1/2 c. oats (I like the quick cooking for these)
1/2 c. Rice Krispies (If I don't have these on hand, I use more coconut instead)
1/4 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut (I buy mine from health food store)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips. (I usually buy the "healthy kind" from the health food section)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. honey (raw is yummiest!)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
* Mix all ingredients together. Press into a 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 min. Cool for 10 min. and score into bars. Let set completely and then cut into bars.
** Mine usually turn out best if I cook for about 18 min. The first time I made these they crumbled. I just made cereal out of it though. These granola bars are my favorite. So delicious!!!


Pumpkin Granola Bars

3/4 c. pumpkin

1 egg

1/4 c. butter, softened

1/4 c. honey (raw is the best!)

2 TBS molasses

2 c. rolled oats

1/2 c. sunflower seeds (can use walnuts instead)

2 TBS shredded, unsweetened coconut

1/4 c. wheat germ

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 TBS. grated orange rind (could probably leave out if you wanted)

{I added about 1/4 c. brown sugar and 1/4 cup mini choc. chips to make them taste better.}

*Beat the pumpkin, egg, butter, honey, and molasses in a mixing bowl. Add oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, wheatgerm, cinnamon, and orange rind, and mix well. Spread mixture into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 min. or until golden brown. While still warm cut into bars. For very crisp bars, remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.


1 comment:

AutumnFawn said...

Blogger stinks. I did not type the first recipe like that. I tried to edit the html but couldn't get a few of the lines to cooperate. Now I have a headache.

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