Absolutely delicious! Granola bars with honey, nuts and raisins. These make a great snack!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and spray with vegetable oil spray.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, raisins, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, thoroughly blend oil, honey, egg, and vanilla; pour into the flour mixture, and mix by hand until the liquid is evenly distributed. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Cool completely in pan before turning out onto a cutting board and cutting into bars.

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 32.2g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 9.3mg; sodium 66mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
The original recipe is amazing! I tried making this recipe a little healthier by substituting applesauce for the oil, but the granola bars just got a funny chewy texture to them. I also decreased the brown sugar to 1/4 c and I like the sweetness a little more. I think next time I'll make 1/4 c oil & 1/4 c applesauce. Otherwise, this is such a great recipe, don't change it if you don't want to! (I'm a nutrition major so I always try to make recipes healthier, but it may take away from the original results.) Thanks for the great recipe, Ilene! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/15/2006
WAY too sweet but tasty anyway!To those who complained of blandness and/or texture problems: you probably OVERBEAT the mixture which will cause the gluten in the flour to "jump up". This is desirable in bread but NOT desirable in tender-crumb baked goods such as cakes cookies and these granola bars. Read More
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357 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 244
  • 4 star values: 76
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
The original recipe is amazing! I tried making this recipe a little healthier by substituting applesauce for the oil, but the granola bars just got a funny chewy texture to them. I also decreased the brown sugar to 1/4 c and I like the sweetness a little more. I think next time I'll make 1/4 c oil & 1/4 c applesauce. Otherwise, this is such a great recipe, don't change it if you don't want to! (I'm a nutrition major so I always try to make recipes healthier, but it may take away from the original results.) Thanks for the great recipe, Ilene! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
There is so much to do with this recipe. I've made it 10 different ways and the best includes 1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce. You can also omit the white or wheat flour by substituting OAT FLOUR instead - they still taste delicious. They are a little firmer this way which I like so be sure to add 2 eggs instead of 1. I also substituted flax meal for wheat germ. Best with lots of chocolate chips and dried berries! My husband asks for this every week. Thanks! Read More
(98)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
The first time around I used the full 3/4 cup brown sugar and I personally thought it was too sweet but all the women at work loved them! Don't put too much weight on my mention of the brown sugar though ---- because I always lower the sugar content for my little who's only 2 yrs old. I try to make healthy snacks for her with just a touch of sweetness not too much! So we use 1/4 cup brown sugar but we still use ALL the honey! They are slightly moist and chewy and can be made with such a variety of nuts and dried fruits that it can always be a different batch than before!! Thanks for a terrific recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2004
My family absolutely loves this recipe. My friend and I doubled the recipe and used a jelly-roll pan. We made 2 batches of 6 different combinations and ended up with 540 granola bars which we individually wrapped and froze. My family went through our half in a month and a half!! They are great in lunches or after school snacks. Here are the combinations we used: crushed oreo recess pieces with peanuts mixed dried fruit with sunflower seeds and coconut (sunshine bars) craisins and almonds s'mores toffee & mini chocolate chips. Some were a litte chewier than others but all of them were delicious!! Todays new combination is nutter butter cookies with peanut butter chips on top. yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2005
Love this recipe. I make variations on it constantly - never the same twice. I often use up whatever open packages are left after other baking, our favorites are choc chips, raisins, slivered almonds, craisins, coconut & M&Ms. I often use corn syrup instead of honey. I sometimes substitute old fashioned oats for 1/2 the quick oats. I have recently started adding 1/3 C dry milk powder and think I will always make them that way now. I only cook them 20 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2007
Wonderful recipe, thank you! I decreased the amount of honey slightly and added 1/2 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for a crunchier peanut butter taste; they disappeared! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
This is an awesome base recipe. I made them last night and they're already half gone! Here are the changes I made: reduced brown sugar to 1/4 cup substituted 1/2 of applesauce for the oil used 1 cup raisins used 1/2 cup walnuts sunflower seeds chopped almonds It wasn't too sweet at all and the perfect chewiness and texture! A bit bland though. I would suggest a darker honey or more cinnamon for more flavour next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2002
This recipe should be in everyone's home. It is easy and quick to make. And YOU KNOW what is in it. (Two eggs make these alittle softer.) These are a quick breakfast and too a great snack as well for anyone "on the go". Thank-you Ilene!! Pati Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2006
I've made this recipe several times. The first was for my fourth graders as a snack following the recipe exactly. The next two times I experimented with dates cranberries almonds and pecans. (I also used Brown sugar Splenda in one mix.) EVERY one of the combinations was a winner. I made one batch for the PTA bake sale; I've even had to give the recipe to other teachers AND my students. In my book this is a winner not only for flavor but for nutrition as well. My students want to know when I'll be baking them again!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/15/2006
WAY too sweet but tasty anyway!To those who complained of blandness and/or texture problems: you probably OVERBEAT the mixture which will cause the gluten in the flour to "jump up". This is desirable in bread but NOT desirable in tender-crumb baked goods such as cakes cookies and these granola bars. Read More
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