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.
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.