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Granola Bars III Recipe
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Granola Bars III

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"Absolutely delicious! Granola bars with honey, nuts and raisins. These make a great snack!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and spray with vegetable oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, raisins, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, thoroughly blend oil, honey, egg, and vanilla; pour into the flour mixture, and mix by hand until the liquid is evenly distributed. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Cool completely in pan before turning out onto a cutting board and cutting into bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2005

The original recipe is amazing! I tried making this recipe a little healthier by substituting applesauce for the oil, but the granola bars just got a funny chewy texture to them. I also decreased the brown sugar to 1/4 c and I like the sweetness a little more. I think next time I'll make 1/4 c oil & 1/4 c applesauce. Otherwise, this is such a great recipe, don't change it if you don't want to! (I'm a nutrition major so I always try to make recipes healthier, but it may take away from the original results.) Thanks for the great recipe, Ilene!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 30, 2012

Really didn't care for this recipe. Like other members said, too cookie like. And not a good oatmeal cookie to boot. Lacking in flavor. Added extra cinnamon (to 1 tsp), added a 1/4 tsp almond extract to go with the almonds I added and still found it bland. If you like cakey bars you may like this but still go with the extra cinnamon or you won't find it flavorful enough.

Sep 19, 2003

The first time around I used the full 3/4 cup brown sugar and I personally thought it was too sweet, but all the women at work loved them! Don't put too much weight on my mention of the brown sugar though ---- because I always lower the sugar content for my little who's only 2 yrs old. I try to make healthy snacks for her with just a touch of sweetness, not too much! So we use 1/4 cup brown sugar, but we still use ALL the honey! They are slightly moist and chewy and can be made with such a variety of nuts and dried fruits that it can always be a different batch than before!! Thanks for a terrific recipe.

Jan 01, 2006

There is so much to do with this recipe. I've made it 10 different ways and the best includes 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce. You can also omit the white or wheat flour by substituting OAT FLOUR instead - they still taste delicious. They are a little firmer this way, which I like, so be sure to add 2 eggs instead of 1. I also substituted flax meal for wheat germ. Best with lots of chocolate chips and dried berries! My husband asks for this every week. Thanks!

Oct 14, 2004

My family absolutely loves this recipe. My friend and I doubled the recipe and used a jelly-roll pan. We made 2 batches of 6 different combinations and ended up with 540 granola bars which we individually wrapped and froze. My family went through our half in a month and a half!! They are great in lunches or after school snacks. Here are the combinations we used: crushed oreo, recess pieces with peanuts, mixed dried fruit with sunflower seeds and coconut (sunshine bars), craisins and almonds, s'mores, toffee & mini chocolate chips. Some were a litte chewier than others, but all of them were delicious!! Todays new combination is nutter butter cookies with peanut butter chips on top. yummy!!!

Apr 08, 2005

Love this recipe. I make variations on it constantly - never the same twice. I often use up whatever open packages are left after other baking, our favorites are choc chips, raisins, slivered almonds, craisins, coconut & M&Ms. I often use corn syrup instead of honey. I sometimes substitute old fashioned oats for 1/2 the quick oats. I have recently started adding 1/3 C dry milk powder and think I will always make them that way now. I only cook them 20 minutes.

Nov 20, 2007

Wonderful recipe, thank you! I decreased the amount of honey slightly and added 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for a crunchier peanut butter taste; they disappeared!

Apr 27, 2007

This is an awesome base recipe. I made them last night and they're already half gone! Here are the changes I made: * reduced brown sugar to 1/4 cup * substituted 1/2 of applesauce for the oil * used 1 cup raisins * used 1/2 cup walnuts, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds It wasn't too sweet at all and the perfect chewiness and texture! A bit bland, though. I would suggest a darker honey or more cinnamon for more flavour next time.


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  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

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

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