Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Adapted from an online granola recipe I found.
- 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat granola
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄3 cup slivered almonds
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 egg whites
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Butter or spray 8x8-inch baking pan.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine granola, oatmeal, cranberries, raisins, flour, almonds, and cinnamon in large mixing bowl.
- In smaller bowl, lightly beat egg whites. Stir in honey, brown sugar, and oil.
- Stir in honey mixture into dry ingredients until all coated.
- Press evenly into pan.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Let cool fully then cut into bars.
Store-bought granola bars are full of things that are bad for you and marketed as healthy. I had to make them homemade, for peace of mind. I LOVED this, and best of all, so did the kids! I used all organic products. Used plain puffed cereal (wheat, millet, rice, kamut) instead of granola as it was what I had on-hand. I omitted the nuts so they could go to school, and replaced the raisins with chocolate chips. What a HIT! Soooo happy to have found a recipe that doesnt use a ton of oil and corn syrup (yek!)! Thanks Emily! :o)
I was tired of buying bars, so I tried these and love them.
lol, I make these for my boyfriend too! He wanted something that was more natural and not full of preservatives. I've made these bars twice now and I'll have to make them more often I think because he always brings them for his buddies. Oh, I also added an extra egg white the second time, it seemed to hold the bars together just a little better.