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Summer Tradition- Granola Bars

“What’s that recipe for granola bars?” – my hair stylist asked me. (She’s the best!) 

Ok I’ll share! Enjoy…. I make these for most camping trips (whether camper camping or backpacking.) We eat them during the summer and it has become a summer tradition of sorts. I love that my family expects them and I am pleased to make them.

Kathy’s Granola Bars– for 1- 9×13 (Pyrex is preferable)

Ingredients:

1/3 C oil- Coconut or olive is yummy

¾ C Brown Sugar

2 T Honey

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Eggs

1 C Flour (mill it fresh if you can! whole wheat, 6 grain works!)

1 tsp. Cinnamon

½ tsp. Baking Powder

¼ tsp. salt

1 ½ C 9 grain rolled (oats work well too!)

2 C Crisp Rice Cereal

1 C Chocolate Chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or seeds (or any combination you like) *pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips are YUM!

 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Stir in rolled grain or oats, cereal, and nuts, fruits, or chocolate chips. Spray treat or wipe oil into a 9×13 glass pan. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of pan.

For Chewy bars: Bake 350 for 25 min.. THEN TAKE OUT!

For Crunchy Bars: Bake at 300 for 40-50 min and top is brown.

Cool bars completely. Cut bars into 16 pieces.  These may be frozen.

Nutritional Info: roughly 230 calories, 10g fat, 29g Carbohydrates.. I am a Diabetic so carbs are important to know!

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