Homemade Granola Bars

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? :)

Ingredients: 

  • 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

Directions: 

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.  :)