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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Chewy Granola Bars

Another snack bar with ingredients that are just hanging out in my pantry.

Ingredients
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup honey

Directions

  1. Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl, and mix.
  2. Add the vanilla and honey, and mix well.
  3. Press the mix evenly into a greased 8x8 pan.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Before cutting, cool completely.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Have you made these? There's not enough "wet" for the "dry"--is something missing? An egg maybe? Well, I see my other granola bar recipe had melted butter and peanut butter too. But they were crumbly. I was hoping yours would be perfectly chewy :)
Off to tinker...

Carrie said...

Christine,
I have made these Chewy Granola Bars. I admit, when you have all the ingredients in a bowl it seems very dry. In fact, I can never get all the wheat flour to completely mix with the vanilla and honey.

Just put it in the 8x8 pan and push it down so it is spread evenly. You will be amazed at how soft it is. Just watch over cooking them. If you like you can go light on the flour and a little heavy on the honey.

Let me know how yours turns out.