Monday, January 16, 2012

Homemade chewy granola bars

So today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and the kids are home from school.  It's cold and cloudy and none of us really felt like doing much today.  My 9 yr. old daughter helped set up the blog, which she is really excited about and then she couldn't wait to invent a good recipe to post.  Since we are trying not to eat processed foods here is our homemade chewy granola bar recipe.  The kids were super excited to help pour and stir the mixture together.  Each child added an ingredient of his/her choice and the result was a delicious chewy granola bar, way better than the store bought kind.

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips/pb chips
3/4 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients until well combined then press down into an 8x8 pan and cook at 350 for 15 minutes.  Then cut and enjoy.  These were fun to make.  You can add and/or deduct anything to customize this recipe to your liking.  I think next time I will double the recipe because we don't have any bars left for tomorrow.


  1. Sounds good - though I might be tempted to dip them in chocolate ;). Good luck with your new blog. Going to pin this recipe.

  2. Looking good Debbie! Good luck with your blog. Can't say we eat like that but who wouldn't want to. You are a great example to me.