Homemade Granola Bars are so easy to make yourself, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made them before. This recipe allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your family’s taste.
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Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars are so easy to make yourself, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made them before. This recipe allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your family’s taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: granola bar, oatmeal
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Brenda Thompson | MealPlanningMagic.com

Ingredients

  • GRANOLA BARS
  • Adapted from Alton Brown
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Serves: 16 2-inch squares
  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds or chopped nuts of your choice, toasted if desired
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup wheat germ or ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 T unsalted butter plus extra for pan
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup raisins other dried fruits of your choice

Instructions

  • Butter or spray with non-stick spray a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the oats, coconut, almonds, and wheat germ or ground flax seed onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool about 15 minutes. Cut into squares and cool completely (this is so they’re easier to cut and remove from the pan before getting too hard). Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal