Homemade Granola BarsUser Submitted Recipe
1/2 C. Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
3/4 C. Real Maple Syrup mixed with 4 TBSP of Wheat or Oat Flour (**See note below)
2 TBSP Honey
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 C. Wheat or Oat Flour (**See note below)
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 1/2 C. Oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 1/2 C. Rice Crispy Cereal
1 C. Unsweetened Coconut
1 C. Mini Chocolate Chips
**Please note that whole wheat flour can be substituted for oat flour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine nut butter, maple syrup mixed with the 4 TBSP flour, honey, egg and vanilla in a cuisinart mixing bowl until well combined. Add 1 C. Flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add Oats, Rice Crispies, Coconut, and Chocolate Chips. Mix until well combined and dry ingredients are well coated. Spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour granola bar mixture into pan and press down with a piece of wax paper until evenly distributed in the pan. Bake for 15-25 minutes until light golden brown. Baking time can vary so check at 15 minutes and every 2 minutes thereafter. If you desire a chewier granola bar, remove from the oven at 15-18 minutes. Cut into 24 rectangles. The bars freeze great and can be stored in the freezer for 2-3 months.