Recipe by kzmom
Since so many elementary schools are nut free zones, I like making these for my kids to take as wholesome snacks since taking a store bought granola bar would be considered unsafe for those around them with nut allergies. We all LOVE this recipe! Enjoy!
Top Review by isabellefunk
I'm so glad I finaly found this recipe. I have been looking for a great snack bar for my allergic kids to snack on after school. I like mine with brown sugar. For the flour we use a blend of mostly oats and a little bit of quinoa, hemps seeds, salba seeds and sometimes flax seeds or pumpkin seeds that I put in the blender to make two cups of flour. I also will put about 1/2 cup of raisins in the blender to get them in small sticky pieces. I find that when I keep the raisins whole they plump up and my kids find them gewy. When they are shopped up the kids don't notice them. Next time I will try to shop up some dates as well. We do like to add 1/4 cup of mini Enjoy life chocolate chips as well. Sometimes I add the zest of one orange for a change. I LOVE this recipe, thank you!
- 4 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup coconut
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 3⁄4 cup honey (OR 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup molasses , OR 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup corn syrup depending on your taste)
- raisins, chocolate chips, Craisins (or whatever you prefer to add)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix dry ingredients together well.
- Add oil and honey.
- Mix well. Get your fingers in there and mix it until all is blended and sticky feeling. If you don't, they will turn out crumbly.
- Add raisins and whatever else you enjoy.
- Firmly press into jelly roll pan (12 x 15 inch).
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 375°F They will look puffy and soft when you take them out.
- Don't wait until they are brown or they will be very hard.
- Cut into squares while still warm. (I find a pizza cutter works well.).