Sunday, 1 April 2012

Homemade Sundays: Granola Bar Revival!

Delicious and Healthy - you can't go wrong!
Sundays are typically a day for sleeping in, relaxing, and (if you're that way inclined), working out in prep for the week ahead.

Another fabulous way to start the week is to spend a bit of Sunday turning your kitchen into a "Haven of Homemade-ness". That's right - instead of dashing to the store to buy a box of bars for the work week, you can spend 20 mins making your own! 
              *pause for reaction*

These bars aren't specifically Veggie, although they're most definitely meat-free and extremely tasty. Keep them in an air-tight container on your counter and they'll last as long as your willpower will allow. Enjoy!

Chunky, Chewy Granola Bars

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla (extract is fine, but pure is the best!)
2/3 cup butter (softened so that it's easy to play with)
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    + whatever your heart desires! 
         --> I add coconut, raisins, and sunflower seeds. I'd love to get your take on it!

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9x13" pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter, honey, and brown sugar. Stir in everything else you want :)
3. Press the mixture into the greased pan and bake for about 18-22 mins. (I stopped at 20 so they'd be extra chewy). Let them cool for 10 mins or so before cutting and moving the bars.

Credit: Recipe base taken from Canada


  1. Being lucky enough to be your husband, I can verify that this is one god damned good recipe. In fact... I'm wondering when you're going to make it again?

  2. Just tried them! Delicious! Mine are falling apart a bit but thats probably because I added so much stuff.

  3. They start out kind of crumbly but harden up as they cool down. Should end up pretty solid.