I only made a half recipe this morning so I had 12. Thought it would last for the rest of the week along with snacks for Ryan & Canaan but Canaan ate 3 of them for breakfast!
Canaan said, "Mama, dees cookie monter good!" as he shoved another piece into his mouth.
He thinks all "cookies" come from Cookie Monster.
GRANOLA BARSmakes 24
2 C oats
3/4 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C wheat germ
1/2 t cinnamon
1 C flour
3/4 C raisins or other dried fruit
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 C agave or honey
1 beaten egg
1/2 C oil (OR 1/4 C oil & 1/4 C apple sauce or other vegetable or fruit puree - it's also really good with apricot, peach, carrot, beet or zucchini puree!)
2 t vanilla
You could add other optional ingredients in like:
1/4 to 1/2 C nuts
1/4 to 1/2 C dried apricots, cut
1/4 to 1/2 C chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips
1/4 to 1/2 C coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan.
Mix together all ingredients and mix with your hands if desired.
Pat mixture into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes until bars begin to turn golden at the edges.
Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting or they will be too hard to cut.