Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

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Granola bars are a staple at our house with our busy schedule and need for quick snacks and breakfast. This recipe is super easy and really customizable. Just think of all the possibilities… Hazelnut chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip, white chocolate cranberry, lemon poppyseed, trail mix… The combinations are endless! Comment your granola bar flavor idea below.

We like to make a double batch and then divide it into different flavors. Then, we bake it in a 15×10 pan, also known as a jelly roll pan.

We originally found this recipe idea at myhumblekitchen, but this recipe is all over the internet!

Oven Temperature: 325°F
Baking Time: 10-15 min.
Makes: 8-10 granola bars

1 2/3 cups quick cooking oats (I like to use 1 cup oats & 2/3 cup puffed rice cereal)

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup honey (if you grease or spray your measuring cup, you can measure and pour your honey out easily)

1/4 cup brown sugar (optional, if you don’t like your granola bars to be upper sweet, you can reduce this amount or leave it out; we prefer to leave it out)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups nuts/dried fruit/chips of choice

Preheat your oven to 325°F.
Prepare a 9×13 baking pan (the mixture doesn’t quite fill the pan; it fills about 3/4 of it; other pan sizes will work as well-we use half of a 15×10 pan) by lining with foil or parchment and spraying with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Then, press your granola bar mix into the pan. The mixture will only fill about 3/4 of the pan. Use your hands to press the mixture together.
Now bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Keep an eye on your bars as they tend to burn easily! Then, the bars will be quite soft, so let them cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!


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