I decided to make my own granola bars for Caleb. He loves bars. I got this recipe from Weelicious, with the directions and ingredient list recounted below. Making these was a success! It's easy to do with items you already have on hand, and picky toddler approved! What isn't approved that doesn't have chocolate chips though, right? :)
- 4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or other dried fruit like raisins)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup honey
Preheat the over to 325 F. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir to combine.
Place the granola mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. I used a 9 x 13 baking pan.
Bake for 40 minutes, and allow to cool completely. Cut into bars.
These bars last for weeks. I kept mine in tupperware, but you can also individually wrap them to keep them fresh longer.
Enjoy! I know Caleb did. :)