Anytime Granola Bars
These bars are so quick and easy to mix! We have a basket in the cupboard with various bags of each kid's favorite 'mix-ins'. They are a welcome and healthy alternative to other sweet treats and we make them 'anytime'!"Delicious, although I prefer to crumble it up and have it as cereal. It goes so beautifully with milk. If you can, get almond honey (not almond flavored)---it works perfectly with the granola flavors. When I made these they were a bit dry and crumbly, but it's normal to have to adjust liquid for current humidity; next time I'll just use a little more oil.
Recipe neglects to say how much salt to use; I tried 3/4 t, and will try 1/2 t in the next batch (3/4 t was borderline too much)." - Errantdreams
Yield: 24 Ready in 45 minutes
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Anytime Granola Bars Preparation
Preheat the oven to 325? F. Line a 11x14 jelly role pan with parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt.) Pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. (A plastic glove is my secret for a neat and tidy way to mix and press the dough into the pan.) Precut the bars before baking to make the baked bars easier to cut.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes before cutting again on the precut lines.
Instead of just raisins... dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, almonds, chocolate chips, coconut, peanuts
Instead of just cinnamon, try pumkin pie spice!
Prefer soft granola bars? Use a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
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