My kiddos and I love granola bars, but to buy the ones that don’t have the high fructose corn syrup or the extra additives it can get kind of expensive. I stumbled across a few different granola bar recipes and have now perfected this one to have a good ratio of nutrients and still be very tasty. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be used as a base and you can change it up however you want. The one I did today has raisins in it, but I have used shredded coconut, blueberries, cranberries, or whatever as well as different spices to make all the variations different from each other so we don’t get tired of these. I have also done the instant flavored oatmeal packets, but be careful because the granola bars can get overloaded with sugar.
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup dried fruit
2 tbsp ground flax seed (flax seed is most nutritious when it is ground)
In a saucepan put:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 brown rice syrup (you can use corn syrup instead)
1 tsp vanilla
Heat ingredients in saucepan and stir until well mixed
Add saucepan ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
I like to put my granola bars in reusable cupcake liners so they are convenient for my lunches and for my kiddos on the go.
Enjoy and get creative. This makes about 12 granola bars.