I spent a long time looking for a plain, simple granola bar recipe, without all the extra gook that most recipes seem to have--the seeds and wheat germs and fruit and chocolate and what not. Those things are nice enough but not when you don't have them on hand or don't want them. I just wanted a straightforward oats recipe. A friend finally passed one on to me, but I ended up changing a lot in it to strengthen the flavor and make it cheaper. I really like this recipe because it's so easy to make fast and also very versatile. Just add anything you like.