Monday, February 4, 2013

Granola Bars

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of wheat germ
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
1 tsp of salt
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 egg, beaten
2 tsps vanilla

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and grease a  9x13 baking sheet.

Combine the oats, flour, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon, chocolate chips and salt in a mixing bowl.  Once mixed, create a well in the middle and pour the oil, egg, honey and vanilla into the well.

Mix together with your hands, then spread out evenly into the pan.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.  Let the granola bars cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm.