Granola Bars

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 24 bars




  • In a large mixing bowl combine oats, sunflower kernels, coconut, flax seed meal, oat bran, dates/fruit and nuts.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt margarine over medium-low heat.
  • Add corn syrup, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and honey; stir to combine.
  • Increase heat to medium and stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile spray a 13x9 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  • Measure out a sheet of foil large enough to cover pan.
  • Spray foil with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Cook corn syrup mixture until it comes to a full boil; let boil for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and pour over oat mixture.
  • Stir to combine (mixture will be very stiff).
  • Transfer mixture into prepared pan.
  • Cover with prepared foil and PRESS FIRMLY.
  • You want the mixture to be as compact as possible.
  • I've even used a small cutting board to help press the mixture firmly& evenly (don't be afraid to stand on it!).
  • When mixture is as firm and even as you would like, remove foil& let mixture cool.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Note: Don't be afraid to add, remove and/or substitute ingredients, such as chocolate chips, wheat germ, raisins, anything goes.
  • I'd love to get some other suggestions!