October 03, 2010

Playgroup Granola Bars: Variation #2

Original recipe here.

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of raisins, semi sweet chocolate chips, nuts total
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350* and grease a 9x13 baking pan (any non-stick spray works great).
In a large bowl mix the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, salt, raisins, chocolate chips, and nuts.
In a separate bowl beat the egg and add to it the honey, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon or your hands to mix well. Pat mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Use a serrated knife to cut into bars while it's still warm.

Updated recipe 10/19/10. Haven't tried other dried fruits in it yet, but will in the future! Love these bars. :)

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Mega Mommy said...

I have these in the oven now! Can't wait to try them :) Love your toddler recipes and share your site with other Mom's looking for new ideas.

Anonymous said...

Very good, a little dry but I think I over cooked it. I will make again and not cook as long thanks for a tasty recipe!

The 'Good' Life said...

Would love to make these but I don't have wheat germ at the house, know if I can substitue with something else?

Mrs Sea Monster said...

I'm so pitiful about seeing comments! Sorry!

You can probably leave it out and be okay. Wheat germ is readily available in most stores though, usually over by cereals and oatmeal.