Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elise's Granola bars

these are a huge hit at my house (and relatively healthy/high in fber & omega 3s--healthier than cookies at least)

in large mixing bowl combine:

1 c flour
4 c oatmeal (add another 1/2 c if you don't want nuts, chips, fruit, etc)
1/2 c milled flax
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

in microwaveable bowl melt:
1/3 c brown sugar
2/3 c marg/butter
1/2 c honey
(consider substituting maple syrup or molassas for part of this, haven't tried it yet, but sounds good)

stir well, then combine with dry ingredients. then add any or all of the following:

1-1 1/2 c mini choc chips (i use half mini m&m's)
1 c rough-chopped nuts (i like almonds)
1/2 c coconut (for chewiness)
1/2 c raisins

coat everything well. press into 9x13" pan and bake 20 minutes @ 325. after removing from oven, press down firmly (with large metal spoon) or they'll crumble. let cool at least 15 minutes, better if completely cool. cut and store or serve. (You were holding out on us so I swiped it from that other blog!)

1 comment:

elise said...

they're also good with cocoa,dried cranberries, and if anyone wants to try replacing the butter with peanut butter let me know if it works, it sounded interesting to me, but i'm not a huge peanut butter person, so i haven't tried it yet...