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Granola Bars II Recipe

Granola Bars II

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"A simple yet delicious recipe for granola bars. This makes a great base to customize with your own special ingredients."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13 inch pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until light. Combine the oats, bran and baking powder, stir into the butter mixture. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool, and cut into bars.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2008

The only way I have ever gotten any of these granola bar recipes to stick together is to melt the butter and sweetener together over low heat on the stovetop (and drastically reduce the sugar, I might add), mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour the melted butter in and mix well. If you plan to add any chips, wait for the mixture to cool to room first. Then I push the mixture into the greased pan and bake. It will seem really greasy until it thoroughly cools. Then you will have a happy, held-together granola bar. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 26, 2007

Way too sweet, moist, and chewy to be called a granola bar. Try another recipe. Also, beware that this makes a large amount!

Aug 23, 2006

Great recipe. I made it exactly as written the first time. The kids loved them, but I thought they were a bit too sweet. I cut the sugar in half, and they were perfect. I've used Sucanat in place of sugar with great results. I do bake them a bit longer, maybe 20 minutes, to get them crisper. Overall, a keeper.

Aug 04, 2007

I thought my end result was a 5 but I'm not sure as written it is. I used way less brown sugar about 3/4 c and it was still really sweet. I didn't have wheat bran so i subbed 1/2 c flaxseed & 1/2 self-rising flour. My mixture would not stick together so I ended up adding an egg & a 1/2t soda. Added apricots & cranberries. I couldn't get it to spread out in a 9X13 so I used an 11X7 and cooked it about 20 minutes. End result is fantastic!

Nov 24, 2002

Great base recipe for granola. I added chopped almonds and dried cherries, plums and cranberries for a sweet and crunchy taste. It didn't quite keep the "bar" shape, though, so I broke it into crumbles to make a yummy homemade cereal. Thanks for the recipe, Tony!

Mar 08, 2008

It was really good, except I followed some of the other advice: I added a few more dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed) and I baked mine twice as long. I baked them for 10 minutes, then cut them into bars and baked for 10 more minutes. After they were completely cooled, they were firm and stuck together rather well. Next time I might cut the sugar, as well - they were pretty sweet. But my kids love them!

Sep 27, 2007

This recipe is great, although I didn't really put in all of the above ingredients because I realized I only had 3/4 cup of oats . . . ended up doing a combo of oats, oat bran, wheat germ, sesame seeds, ground flax seeds & whole wheat flour that all equaled 4 cups in place of the 3 cups oats and 1 cup wheat bran (which I didn't have at all). I added craisins to half the batch and that was good. Does anyone have suggestions on making them stick together better???

Feb 25, 2009

The flavor of these was good but WAY too sweet. I would make them again because they are so easy but I will cut the sugar in half. Also, they didn't stick together at first. I had to return them to the oven for an additional 10 mintues which did the trick.


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  • Calories
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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