Monday, February 09, 2009 these are good

I'm always on the lookout for good snack recipes - especially granola bars. I don't like store bought ones, they just don't taste right. So the other day, when I saw this posting over at Living Senses, I knew I had to give these a whirl.

Just like Heather, I improvised a few ingredients to work with what was in my pantry (and my taste buds). Here's what I ended up with. And let me tell you, they are yummy!

Groovy Granola Bars (adapted slightly from Heather's recipe)

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup ground flax seed (I used flax seeds as I couldn't get my food processor to grind them)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup regular flour
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Once I had it all mixed together I decided my granola bars needed chocolate chips. I threw in a handful of chocolate chips. Ok 2 handfuls. Ok, they were generous handfuls.

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. The mixture will be slightly crumbly. Press into a well greased 9X13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Heather warns to cut the granola bars after 5 minutes of cooling.

I really don't think I'll be buying granola bars again as my search is over!


heather jane said...

es. Addictive, aren't they!?! Sooo yummy.

Sara K. said...

I kept this recipe starred in my reader - so I can get to some tasty cooking when I have some time! -S