Playground Granola Bars

Playground Granola Bars

Playground Granola Bars

Lots of good and healthy ingredients in these bars and not bad chemicals or unhealthy additives. I may have posted this recipe before but since then I have made improvements to the taste to the original recipe which I found online (forgot where I got it from so sorry to the original poster). In addition, I have found the way to cut them so beautifully. I have yet got a way to cut them all equally but there must be some gadget out there for making them all the same size! And I must write that blog post/article about the many uses for my new best friend, parchment paper!

Playground Granola Bars

2 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds (preferably unsalted)

1/2 cup flax seed

1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I use 2 teaspoons)

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 – 3/4 cup raisins

1/2 – 3/4 cup semi sweet little chocolate bits

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup honey

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Better still, line the pan with parchment paper, it’s my new best friend!

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, flour, walnuts, raisins, chocolate bits and salt.

Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla.

Mix well. Pat the mixture evenly and press down well with a spatula into the prepared pan.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Do not over bake.

Cool for 5 minutes and remove from the pan with the paper and all. Let cool completely then cut into bars with your best cleaver.

Store in a sealed container. Moist and yummy the next day.



About Roz Weitzman's World

Periodically in China since 2005 to research my cookbooks and travel in China and southeast Asia. Loving the experience. Want to keep in touch with my friends and family all over the world! I published my Chinese Cookbook called 'Roz Weitzman's World of Chinese Comfort Food'. This week I published my latest in my series of Chinese cooking called "Roz Weitzman's World of Yunnan Food". Please won't you scribble a thought or two. I really appreciate your comments! AND IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO REPOST MY RECIPES OR OTHER OF MY POSTS ON YOUR OWN BLOG, BE SO KIND AS TO POST A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG AND GIVE ME CREDIT FOR MY ORIGINAL WORK. MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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