Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

These granola bars are yummy! They taste like oatmeal cookies! Maybe they're not healthy but aren't they healthy-rrrr?

The Dry Mix

All packed down and ready to bake.

Close up of all that goodness.

Fresh from the oven. You'll get a cleaner line if you cut it when it's completely cool, but I couldn't wait!

16 squares

2 1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 cup flax seeds (whole)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup liquid honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a 9x13 glass dish with parchment paper.

Mix dry ingredients well in a large bowl. Mix honey, vanilla and melted butter then add to the dry mixture. It will seem very crumbly but once it's baked it will be okay. You may need to get in there with your hands to combine the ingredients well.

Press the mixture into the baking dish using your hands or a spatula. Pack it in good.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting. If you cut too soon, it will fall apart. This can be stored in the fridge for several days (if it lasts that long).

Note: I got bored with low carbing so I joined Weight Watchers online on Friday. You can expect the Points Plus value to be posted with each recipe as long as I'm following the program.

Tip: You can add other things such as nuts and other dried fruits. I'd love to try dried cranberries and chocolate chip. Maybe next time! Just note that the Points Plus value may change.

WW Points Plus Value : 8 per serving

1 comment:

  1. This looks and sounds much more delicious than store bought!