I promised a post with a homemade granola bar recipe and here it is. My first attempt created a crumbly mixture that, while delicious, ended up as plain old granola. Today I used a different recipe and we have success! I found the original recipe at All Recipes.com and then changed it up to suit my needs.
~ Homemade Granola Bars ~
2 cups organic oats
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup ground flax seed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup slivered almonds (I just buy raw almonds and give them a quick grind in my food processor.)
1 cup organic whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup organic raw honey
1/4 cup natural, organic peanut butter
1/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 X 13 baking pan.
Mix the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the honey, egg, peanut butter, and applesauce. Mix well using your hands. Spread the mixture into your baking dish and press firmly.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into bars while still warm.