Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Homemade granola bars

My kids eat a lot of granola bars, but ones with healthy and simple ingredients are hard to come by or expensive. Quaker Oats had these great "Simple Harvest" bars for a while and then they just disappeared off of the store shelves??   I like to make my own, but they're so good that we usually eat them all up and then I don't have a lot to pack as snacks.  Maybe next time I'll make a double batch and wrap them and stash them right away.  This recipe is from the great food blog called Smitten Kitchen.  I changed the recipe a bit by adding some chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.  My guess is you could add any number of seeds and fruits to experiment.  Enjoy!

7 comments:

FrauB said...

Okay--so I was going to tell you about these! Love love love them.

SNW said...

Smitten Kitchen, responsible for introducing me to Jalapeno Cheddar Scones (drool). Love her.

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too funny - i was totally planning to send this link to you, too - i ADORE smitten kitchen - deb rocks! i literally made my second batch of these over the weekend - slivered almonds, almond butter, dried cranberries and coconut flakes. yum yum!
xx teka

Nancy said...

Alan will say I only want to make homemade granola bars because Emilie did and she's the object of my "girl crush", but I HAVE been thinking about trying to make them for, like, a year now. He'll never believe me, though, and this will probably finally get me to actually do it, so he'll be partly right.

nicole said...

homemade granola bars are the way to go! if you ever get need a backup plan, your kids might like the Clif Z-Bars or any of the Kashi Chewy bar flavors. The Crunchy ones are good as well, but may be too big. Both of these have great ingredients, and come in kid-friendly sizes & flavors!

Angela said...

Tip - I always make a double batch of my granola bars and freeze most of them in individual portions as soon as they cool - or else we eat them all up too :) Matt always grabs one out of the freezer for his lunch and we grab them when heading out for the day and they are perfectly thawed and delicious!