Friday, November 30, 2007

Homemade granola bars

Here is a recipe for homemade granola bars that are family has enjoyed a lot. They are a lot cheaper than buying little boxes of individually wrapped bars. They are also quick and easy to put together. There only draw back is that they can be a little crumbly. Sometimes they aren't to bad I think it depends on whether they are baked for just the perfect amount of time. Crumbly or not they are very yummy! Yummy homemade granola bars

  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup (or a little less) brown sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade or Apple butter (I have also experimented with using some plain apple sauce or cooked squash)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together well . Press into a 10" x 15" greased pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Cut into pieces and enjoy!

For more Frugal Ideas visit Crystal over at Biblical Womanhood.


Anonymous said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I will definetly be trying it. Thanks!

Lylah said...

thanks abbi for this post...i've got to try it! blessings

Anonymous said...

The granola bars look delicious! Funny thing is, I was getting ready to search for recipes calling for ingredients I have on hand, and this one is perfect! Thanks for a great post!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

Abbi, I'm so glad you commented on my blog today so I could find this recipe. (I linked over here from your whole grains post.) I've been searching for a granola bar recipe without peanut butter because my son is severely allergic to peanuts.

Thank you! They sound so good, I can't wait to try them.

~ Jennifer


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