We also celebrated baby boys 6 month birthday yesterday! 6 months old I can hardly believe it! He's getting into everything now. So much scooting and inch-worming along. He loves to watch his big sister play and eats big boy baby food now. He's such a happy little guy!
Now onto the good stuff. I would venture to say these are the Best Homemade Granola Bars you will EVER MAKE! I know that is a big statement - but these are AMAZING! Plus, they can be customized however you like them. We enjoy ours 'free life' style, but many people I have shared the recipe with make it using 'regular' ingredients. Whatever you decide to do .... JUST MAKE THEM! You won't be sorry - I promise!
Healthier than boxed granola bars, these yummy, gooey treats are filling and just down right delicious. They taste like you are eating a dessert. Plus, they do not have a ton of ingredients in them! Have I convinced you yet? Try them!
Then mix it up!
It helps if you have a helper who likes to add the chocolate chips too! She started off all nice and cute using a measuring spoon .....
Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, let cool and enjoy! I store mine in the refrigerator to keep them hard, but they don't last long!
The Best Homemade Granola Bars
Based on the granola bars found at the co-op in the Iowa City area
2 1/4 cups oats
1/2 cup oat flour (or regular flour, you pick!)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup vegan butter, melted (you can use regular butter or margarine too!)
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons brown sugar
A few handfuls vegan chocolate chips ~ optional
1. Mix all of your dry ingredients together (oats, flour, baking soda, sugar)
2. Melt butter
3. Add wet ingredients (vanilla, butter, honey) to dry ingredients.
4. Mix well
5. Add whatever toppings you like. I used vegan chocolate chips
6. Grease an 8x8 glass dish and press bars into pan. (I've only ever used a glass dish and it works great!)
7. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes
Have a great weekend!