Friday, June 17, 2011

Homemade Granola Bars

I found a new to me website called My Baking Addiction. What a great name. Jamie shares lots of good recipes and they are not all baked goods. I recently stumbled upon this homemade granola bar recipe and decided to try it.

These granola bars have a simple base of rolled oats, flour, and wheat germ. Brown sugar, honey, cinnamon and vanilla are the sweeteners. An egg and some vegetable oil bind it all together.

Dried cherries, slivered almonds and Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips add to the yum factor.

They are baked just until the edges turn golden.

These granola bars are moist and chewy and I love the tart cherry and dark chocolate flavor. They are the perfect afternoon pick me up or on the run breakfast.

I wrapped them in parchment paper and they are ready to grab. This recipe is simple, delicious and makes 24 bars.

Note: I used the Spark People recipe calculator to figure out the calories and came up with 180 calories per serving.


kim said...

Those look so yummy, and how cool that you figured out the calorie content. 180? I'll take that...

MadMad said...

They DO look yummy - and I love your new header photo! Beautiful!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Yummy! I love that. I'm totally going over to check out their recipes.

Larissa said...

Love that you added dried cherries and chocolate chips - they look so good! Your top, from the last post, fits you beautifully - what nice work.

Jane said...

Oh, these look really good. Thanks for the recipe.