Yummy Granola Bars
We’re trying to eat healthier snacks, and if possible I’m trying to make them so that I know exactly what is in them. Plus, as a general statement, homemade goodies are cheaper than the store bought counterparts, and a lot more yummy!
I decided to come up with my own version of a granola bar. I found a basic one on Allrecipes and I took the readers comments and my own thoughts and came up with this recipe. Now, please forgive me, but I never time anything when I am cooking. I know that the recipe said 30 minutes for a crunchy bar. We prefer chewy, so I baked it less.
Chewy Raisin Granola Bars
- 2 cups oats (.24)
- 1 cup Whole Wheat flour (.17)
- 1/2 c Brown Sugar (.08)
- 1/2 C Wheat Germ (.75)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 c Raisins (.45)
- 1/2 c honey (.15)
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 c Applesauce (.15)
- 1/2 c oil (.13)
- 1 egg beaten (.12)
- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- In a medium sized bowl combine all wet ingredients
- Combine the 2 making sure that it is thoroughly mixed.
- Grease a 9x13 pan.
- Pour ingredients into pan and press down with a spatula.
- Place in a 350 degree oven. Check after a couple of minutes and press down again if needed.
- Remove from oven when the edges are browned.
- Cut before cooled completely.
You can also change out the raisins for something else. We enjoy cranberries, and diced apples. Also, for some added health benefits, throw in some ground flax seed.
Total Cost: $1.94 or .11 a bar (If you think of it in terms of boxes, most boxes have 6 bars, so 3 boxes @ .65/ea)