Friday, September 5, 2008

Cooking with Kids: Granola Bars

This recipe from Super Healthy Kids has become a family fave, with a few small changes. The kids like stirring, Jacob has started helping to measure, and they taste really good. They're not the best for "on-the-go" granola bars, but perfect for snacking at home.

  • 2 Cup Oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour*
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup* honey, or a mixture of honey and peanut butter
  • Any dried fruit, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc.
Mix all ingredients and, with greased hands, press into greased 9X11 pan. Dough will be very dry and crumbly. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes or until edges are browned. Take out and let cool entirely before cutting into granola bar-sized bars. Store in an airtight container.

*If you don't like whole wheat flour, use all-purpose. If you don't grind your own whole wheat flour, I suggest using all-purpose - I just don't like store bought whole wheat flour nearly as much as fresh-ground.
*I often use a few tablespoons more "glue" than 1/2 cup, usually in the form of peanut butter. Yum.

1 comment:

Michaela said...

You two are amazing moms!