Recipe for Granola Bars on the Go

Take your favorite granola recipe and turn it into a bar that you can grab on the go.

Have you tried my granola recipe? I really love eating it with vanilla yogurt in the morning, or better yet, vanilla ice cream in the evening.

It’s a great source of fiber with oats, nuts and dried cranberries. I would eat it everyday if I had the time so I thought, I really need to make a granola bar that I can eat on the go.

I went in search of granola bar recipes to find out what I might need to make my granola recipe into a bar. So many of the recipes I found were similar to mine. Two ideas seemed to stick out. The amount of honey I use is only 2 tablespoons, and the recipes I looked at for bars seemed to have more, so I doubled it to 1/4 cup. The other difference was that many people baked the granola.

So I tried making bars by starting with my favorite granola recipe  with the additional honey. I spread it into a 8 x 12 inch glass pan which I coated with cooking spray. I covered it with a piece of waxed paper and placed another smaller pan on top to evenly press the granola into the pan. You can also just use  your hands.

Take your favorite granola recipe and turn it into a bar that you can grab on the go.

I removed the top pan and waxed paper and baked it for 20 minutes at 350 degrees and let it cool. The granola was still too soft at this point so I put it back in the oven for another 25 minutes until it started to look a little browned on the edges. Cooking it longer definitely did the trick. I may even consider cutting back on the honey again. Once it was cool I was able to cut it into bars, which totaled 12 for this recipe.

How about you? Have you ever made granola bars? What’s your secret?


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Take your favorite granola recipe and turn it into a bar that you can grab on the go.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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