I used to send my kids to school with a granola bar everyday just so I would be sure they wouldn’t starve. The exact same granola bar. I’d extract it from the bottom of their lunch bags when it would become crushed beyond use and replace it with another one that would never be eaten either.

That was before I made my own. We eat these so fast that I’m lucky if there are any left for lunches.

2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1t baking powder
1/2t salt
1t cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup honey, agave nectar or maple syrup
1/2 cup peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup coconut/soy/or rice milk
1/2 cup of a combination of the following: raisins, craisins, dried fruit, chocolate chips or
chopped nuts

Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix the egg, syrup, milk and nut butter in a separate bowl. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Add combo of fruit and nuts and stir. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Store up to a week in an airtight container…if they last that long.

6 thoughts on “Granola bars good enough to eat the whole batch

  1. Hi Wendy — I made these this afternoon, and while they’re certainly a treat right out of the oven, I’m a little nervous they won’t be sweet enough for my kids once they cool down. I made them with the almond butter this time, but I’m thinking that the peanut butter might lend more sweetness, or I could always add extra honey. What do you think?

    1. Hi Barb! I agree that almond butter is a more sophisticated taste. For kids, the PB will for sure make it sweeter. You can add as much honey as you like too. It’s really a personal preference. The ratio kind of depends on if you use the chocolate chips too. Take care, wendy

  2. We just baked up a batch of peanut butter granola bars with almond slivers and craisens… yum! This treat is perfect for my husband, who doesn’t normally eat sweets, because all the ingredients are healthy. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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