A simple yet delicious recipe for granola bars. This makes a great base to customize with your own special ingredients.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until light. Combine the oats, bran and baking powder, stir into the butter mixture. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool, and cut into bars.

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Nutrition Facts

164.6 calories; 1.8 g protein; 22.1 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 79.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2008
The only way I have ever gotten any of these granola bar recipes to stick together is to melt the butter and sweetener together over low heat on the stovetop (and drastically reduce the sugar I might add) mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then pour the melted butter in and mix well. If you plan to add any chips wait for the mixture to cool to room first. Then I push the mixture into the greased pan and bake. It will seem really greasy until it thoroughly cools. Then you will have a happy held-together granola bar.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2007
Way too sweet moist and chewy to be called a granola bar. Try another recipe. Also beware that this makes a large amount! Read More
(18)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2008
The only way I have ever gotten any of these granola bar recipes to stick together is to melt the butter and sweetener together over low heat on the stovetop (and drastically reduce the sugar I might add) mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then pour the melted butter in and mix well. If you plan to add any chips wait for the mixture to cool to room first. Then I push the mixture into the greased pan and bake. It will seem really greasy until it thoroughly cools. Then you will have a happy held-together granola bar.:) Read More
(92)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2008
The only way I have ever gotten any of these granola bar recipes to stick together is to melt the butter and sweetener together over low heat on the stovetop (and drastically reduce the sugar I might add) mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then pour the melted butter in and mix well. If you plan to add any chips wait for the mixture to cool to room first. Then I push the mixture into the greased pan and bake. It will seem really greasy until it thoroughly cools. Then you will have a happy held-together granola bar.:) Read More
(92)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2006
Great recipe. I made it exactly as written the first time. The kids loved them but I thought they were a bit too sweet. I cut the sugar in half and they were perfect. I've used Sucanat in place of sugar with great results. I do bake them a bit longer maybe 20 minutes to get them crisper. Overall a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2007
I thought my end result was a 5 but I'm not sure as written it is. I used way less brown sugar about 3/4 c and it was still really sweet. I didn't have wheat bran so i subbed 1/2 c flaxseed & 1/2 self-rising flour. My mixture would not stick together so I ended up adding an egg & a 1/2t soda. Added apricots & cranberries. I couldn't get it to spread out in a 9X13 so I used an 11X7 and cooked it about 20 minutes. End result is fantastic! Read More
(39)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2002
Great base recipe for granola. I added chopped almonds and dried cherries plums and cranberries for a sweet and crunchy taste. It didn't quite keep the "bar" shape though so I broke it into crumbles to make a yummy homemade cereal. Thanks for the recipe Tony! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2008
It was really good except I followed some of the other advice: I added a few more dry ingredients (whole wheat flour ground flaxseed) and I baked mine twice as long. I baked them for 10 minutes then cut them into bars and baked for 10 more minutes. After they were completely cooled they were firm and stuck together rather well. Next time I might cut the sugar as well - they were pretty sweet. But my kids love them! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2007
Way too sweet moist and chewy to be called a granola bar. Try another recipe. Also beware that this makes a large amount! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2007
This recipe is great although I didn't really put in all of the above ingredients because I realized I only had 3/4 cup of oats... ended up doing a combo of oats oat bran wheat germ sesame seeds ground flax seeds & whole wheat flour that all equaled 4 cups in place of the 3 cups oats and 1 cup wheat bran (which I didn't have at all). I added craisins to half the batch and that was good. Does anyone have suggestions on making them stick together better??? Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2009
The flavor of these was good but WAY too sweet. I would make them again because they are so easy but I will cut the sugar in half. Also they didn't stick together at first. I had to return them to the oven for an additional 10 mintues which did the trick. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2007
the taste of the bar is good but it does not stay together well also do not bake on wax paper!! I tried thanks Read More
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