Once upon a time, when my boys were young and in Little League, we did a lot of eating on the run. The slow cooker helped us manage meals, but people were hungry during those games and seemingly never-ending practices. Granola bars were my go-to grab and go snacks. I chose what I thought were the healthiest bars, but not long into the season I realized that 1. we were creating a lot of trash and 2. we were spending a lot of cash. Time to rethink this with a homemade granola bar recipe!
These granola bars, adapted from this recipe over at Zoom (remember THAT?), became our standby snack on those busy days. Even now, my adult children will fall back on this recipe when they know they’re going to be out and about all day long and in need of sustenance. I’m not the only one who relies on granola bars for an easy bite on the run, though. Below my recipe you’ll find 30 more recipes to try!
Homemade Granola Bar Recipe
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or oat flour for gluten free)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 cups oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 cup nuts (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and eggs in a bowl. Stir in salt, flour, baking powder, and oats. Add raisins, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Spread mixture into a greased 9″x 13″ pan (or onto a jelly roll pan if you like your bars thinner). Place a piece of waxed paper over the mixture, then press the mixture firmly down into the pan with your hands. Bake 15 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool, then slice into bars.
Beyond my homemade granola bar recipe – bars and bites from bloggers
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