Amy's Homemade Granola Bars

My sister-in-law, Amy, e-mailed me this recipe and I immediately wanted to try it out. It's one of those rare baking recipes that doesn't have to be exact. LOVE. You can also customize it by substituting and adding ingredients. DOUBLE LOVE.


2 c. oats
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. wheat germ
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. flour
3/4 c. raisins
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. honey
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. applesauce
1/4 c. olive oil
2 tsp. vanilla
1 brown banana


Mix everything together and press into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars.

Some possible additions/substitutions include: pumpkin puree, chopped apple, coconut, chocolate chips, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds (instead of wheat germ), whole wheat flour (instead of white)... and whatever else your heart desires.

They are fantastic as a quick snack or to grab in the morning as you're heading out to work. Or (I'll put on my future mom hat) to give your kids when they're begging for a snack before dinner. Relatively healthy & not a total meal ruiner.

1 comment:

  1. If you're going to use flaxseeds you need to grind them in a coffee or spice grinder first. Flaxseeds are indigestible unless ground. So good for you! (MT)


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