I wanted a healthy, from-scratch granola bar to take to work with me as a snack, so I created this recipe. It's packed with whole grain, nuts and seeds and just a little honey for sweetness. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate and this is a healthy way to satisfy my craving. You can use whatever nut you like in place of the walnuts.
My husband loves the french vanilla almond granola found in the bulk bins at the grocery store. It is so expensive, I decided to come up with my own recipe. Slow baking and lots of vanilla make this granola crunchy and delicious. I have found that when I increase the recipe, it requires more baking time. When I double the recipe, I have to bake it for 3 hours or more. Just keep baking until dry to the touch.