Homemade Granola Bars

Total Time:
4 hr 5 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
3 hr
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
12 to 16 bars
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ.

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dates, apricots, and cranberries and stir well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.


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How long do these last.  I would like to make them 4 or 5 days before I need them.  Will that work?   item not reviewed by moderator and published
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These are my all time favorite granola bars! I use coconut oil and coconut palm sugar instead of the butter and brown sugar, but have made them both ways and they are always perfect! I have seen reviews that state theirs turned out crumbly and the only thing I can imagine that would cause them to be crumbly would be not letting them sit and cool long enough after taking them out of the oven. They only time I have had it happen was when I was impatient and couldn't wait to cut a bit from the pan and sample it.. But I simply pressed the rest of back into the pan and let them cool a couple of more hours and they cut into perfect bars. Thank you, Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Here are some tips for those who find these too crumbly: 1) the mix should look like there's in way it will stay together before you've packed it into a baking dish. Trust me, it will be fine. 2) pack into pan before baking. 3) cut the bars while they are a bit warm still, with a sharp chefs knife and push the knife down straight, with good pressure, and fast. This minimizes crumbling while cutting. 4) bars that are breaking up while cutting can be saved! Form each "bar" shape best you can on a sheet on foil and then roll the foil around the bar, then refrigerate. I did this so my boyfriend could take these to work individually and when I pulled them out of the foil wrappers, they were perfect. 5) don't modify the amount of honey and expect these to hold together. Exception: sub some honey for corn syrup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe. Note that you can make this a little healthier. My husband and I avoid refined sugar and gluten. Used oat bran for the wheat germ, slightly less honey, g.f. oats and coconut palm sugar, less amount again. With these changes they were wonderful and far sweet enough. Next time I may cut the honey down to just 1/3 and would hope it wouldn't ruin the caramelization and quantity of liquid for the bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot the wheat germ, but made the whole recipe. I crumbled it up after is cooled down and used it for granola over my yogurt in the morning. I made packages for many people at work for Christmas and they raved about it! Thanks, Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tastes good and easy recipe but abt a 1/3 of the bars were crumbly.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these bars and packaged them individually with personalized labels and gave them out as Christmas treats to my winter athlete friends. They were a huge hit! While I did not modify the recipe if you wanted to add seeds or different dried fruit you sure could. The bars stayed together nicely. I cut only after they were completely cooled and when they came out of the oven I pressed the bars gently as one reviewer suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
To keep these bars from falling apart, press them down quite firmly into the pan ( I use a quarter sheet pan). Then, let them cool COMPLETELY before slicing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only had half the honey required, so subbed the rest with agave. Used half old fashioned oats and half old fashioned 5 grain blend. Added some cinnamon. These were AWESOME! Slightly crumbly, but I expected that. Thanks, Ina! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
So much better than purchased granola bars. I did not have any wheat germ so used toasted flax seed meal. organic unsweetened grated coconut (did not have any shredded) a combo of cranberries, apricots, dates, and peaches, subbed pecans for almonds, and omitted the brown sugar all together. They are plenty sweet and delicious. As to them holding together, I used the back of a spatula to really firmly compress them before baking then baked them for the full time recommended at 300 degrees and find they are just right - slightly chewy, hold together for the most part, but can be easily broken or crumbled over plain Greek yogurt for a delicious breakfast or snack - mmmmmn! There is a problem with this recipe though - I can't stop eating them!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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OMG I will never buy granola bars at the store again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are terrific and I've made them several times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe twice. The first time they held together but just barely. The second time they fell apart. I didn't skimp anywhere that was unreasonable especially with the honey and butter since I figured they were the only binders. The granola was delicious but not useful as bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful granola bar! I made them with sunflower seeds and walnuts instead of the almonds because that's what I had. Substituted the dates for prunes. Very delicious, but might cut down on the brown sugar next time because they'd be plenty sweet without it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added hemp seed and used almond butter instead of almonds. Also switched out the honey with maple syrup. These were terrific. I crumbled some up for cereal with almond milk... fantastic taste item not reviewed by moderator and published
First off - I would like to say granola bars are a personal preference – crunchy or chewy, sweet or mild – no recipe will fit everyone… Some people had questions about the coconut, in the video it says “sweetened”. Most dried fruit is also sweetened that adds a lot of sweetness to the recipe. I would not cut back on honey as it is a binder but next time I will nix the brown sugar. This worked great but I did take advice and made some personal changes: I love vanilla flavor so I added two teaspoons I placed aluminum foil inside the entire pan then coated with non-stick cooking spray. I like chewy granola so I cooked it for only 16 minutes. I pressed hard when it came out of the oven I added one extra tablespoon of butter (again I prefer chewy) I wasn’t too worried about fat since I was cutting into 16 pieces You could use almond extract and dried cherry, coconut extract and tropical dried fruits and coconut – there are a million ways to customize this recipe to your liking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am an experienced baker and it is rare that a recipe fails for me. . . this one did. While the flavour and concept are lovely, the bars just fell apart. I could tell as I was mixing up the ingredients that there was nothing really binding them, so added an egg. I was hopefull, as the raw mixture had a nice, thick, sticky feel to it. Baked them up until golden, as specified and let them cool. They simply crumbled upon cutting.Not a total loss, as they make for pretty yummy clumpy granola, which I will eat with yogurt, but I did expect more. I see from the other reviews that other people had the same problem. Lots of people succeeded. Not sure what the story is with this! I do not repeat recipes that fail, so marked this as a "fail". item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have the misfortune of not cutting the bars or getting them out of the pan while hot, like I did. Simply warm your oven to 300 and pop them in for 3-5 minutes. It give you a second chance! I completely forgot to add the brown sugar, and they taste great. Modified the fruits to what I had on hand. I crumble it up for cereal or eat as crunchy bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this four times with different results. All tasted great but went from way too hard, to falling apart. Measured everything exactly, Hate to give up on this recipe, but you're either breaking a tooth or picking up crumbs while eating these bars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! I cut the honey by half and added 1/4 cup flax seed. To make it dairy-free, I substitued coconut oil for the butter. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My entire family LOVED these!! Thanks for another great recipe Ina!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delis! Made as directed (with the exception of dates which I didn't have) and my teenage daughter was eating them before the official "done" time. If you like granola bars crunchy, these are your bars. Not too sweet, but the cranberries and apricots are the perfect addition. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and I really like them. They aren't very sweet. I used pecans instead of almonds , I also used sunflower seeds and I omited the wheat germ. Delicious ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these awhile back and forgot to post the review. Very good recipe, although like some others, I just cooked 25 minutes at 350. Also, for those adding flax seed, you'll get more benefit if you use ground. The whole seed has such a tough outer shell that it is difficult to crack even with a lot of chewing so most of that 'good for you' stuff in the flax is going right through you if you're using whole seed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! Best homemade granola bars, there awesome! In the video, Ina cooked the granola bars at 350 for 25-30 mins but the recipe says reduce the oven to 300.. I cooked mine at 350 for 25 mins and they turned out perfect so I'd say follow her video!! I used ground flaxseed instead of wheat germ and used slivered almonds instead of sliced! Great great recipe everyone should make them :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Dear Ina, these are awesome. I Mae it and loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are a hit!! I have requests to make them for my friends and family at least twice a month! I make these every week and use them as a snack that gives me energy. Thank you Ina!!!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I needed something to give my son before he goes to school in the morning so I made these today. BTW I didn't add the wheat germ as I didn't have any in my pantry, but put 1/4 cup of flaxseed instead. My son doesn't prefer dried fruit so I put semi-sweet chocolate chips instead, I don't know they are rather dry, I feel they are missing the dried fruit or something. My son did like them though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good granola and really easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can you provide the nutrition information for these bars? they are wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are easy to make and delicious. I have made them several times for friends and family and they love them! I follow the recipe as is except add different nuts and/or dry fruits depending on what I have on hand and I also add a bit less brown sugar. In addition to wheat germ I also add 1/4th cup flax seed. Really good! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These granola bars arg delist! I made this yesterday. It was a big hit with my family. A bit pricy to make. I will make this often. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY! I did the math for those watching calories and carbs. If cut into 24 pieces it's about 170 cals and 25 gr. carbs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time making homemade granola bars..I made a lot of tweaks, but these are the best granola bars I've had so far. Better than any I've bought in store (guess that should be obvious and I don't think I'll buy granola bars again. For some shortcuts, I bought the Omega 3 trail mix from Trader Joes (almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, cranberries, pepitas and separated the berries before mixing the nuts in with the granola. I only used cranberries and left out the wheat germ. These are great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making my own granola for years & didn't think a bar would be as enjoyable...but of course...Ina! Ina! Ina! You are so inspired and inspiring! I thank you. I have made this recipe several times because my fiancé gives them to everyone who stops by, because for some reason he is proud of them. Anyway, now that I have made them a few times, I generally use a combo of slivered almonds, cashews, pecans, peanuts & sunflower seeds for the nuts. I use snipped dried cherries, apricots, craisins & raisins for the fruit. I add a tsp of cinnamon & 1 tsp of hemp hearts. I love this recipe and I love you too, Ina! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These came out great. Easy to an my picky eater son loved these too. Experimented a little more and made another version. Made too batches of the above and layered them -- first layer went in as normal then I spread some Nutella and put some little marshmallows. Then put the second layer down and press in place. Baked at 300 for another 25 mins then let cool for about an hour or two... amazing! This not only gave me a thicker granola bar but the surprise in the middle was great! Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. I have made it several times now. Even when I punt and substitute a few things (steel oats instead of old fashioned. Coconut oil instead of butter. Agave nectar instead of honey it still turns out beautifully! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this a few days ago and it was so beautiful! I did not use the wheat germ. I used mixed dried fruit. And I only used a sprinkle of brown sugar. I used 2 tbls butter and a heaping tbls of Pb. I loved how it made the house smell. They were gone in a few days. I'm making more today. Ill omit the brown sugar bc it was very sweet with dried fruit and the sweetened coconut. I highly reccomend this. I didn't even have parchment. I just buttered and sprayed the pan really well came out clean in about 2 hrs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a hit with the family! I ended up toasting the shredded coconut, halved almonds (not shredded, and oats for 15 minutes and it really brought out the flavors. I even added walnuts and flax seeds for an extra healthy kick. When I put the brown sugar, honey, and vanilla into the pan I did what the video showed and didn't turn the heat on until all the ingredients where in and it worked perfect! For the fruit mixed I dehydrated my own blueberries and strawberries and it was AMAZING!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe regularly, occasionally as granola bars, but more often as granola. For granola, I simply add an extra cup of oats (sometimes extra almonds and frequently stir it as it cools. I also omit the brown sugar because they are sweet enough without it, and I've found that it's not needed. My other change is the butter: instead of butter, I substitute peanut butter or almond butter, and my kids and husband like the taste better with the nut butter. Whenever my husband is preparing for long running race, he requests this granola over yogurt, and my girls love it in their yogurt parfaits. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best granola bars I've ever had! They are flavorful and addictive. I've eaten almost the entire pan since yesterday. My 8 year old son ate two bars and said, "Man, these are good! I can't stop eating them!" item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these last night and they were delicious!!! For those saying they are too sweet, try 1/2 cup honey and add a half cup peanut butter! Sooo good : I also left out the coconut because I am not a coconut fan. You have to cut these after they have cooled or else they will fall apart. I'm goin to double this recipe next time. So good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe!! Really good flavor, mine stayed in tact and were not too sweet. Feels good to know what we are eating with no preservatives, added sugar or salt. Thanks Ina!! <3 item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe!!! Didn't have apricots, but used sweetened cranberries and raisins. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As usual, Ina hits it out of the park. Very healthy and delicious! I made this recipe to take on a hiking trip as an energy-booster, and all of my fellow hikers raved about it. Outstanding! My only complaint was that the "bars" had a little trouble staying together and somewhat turned into granola "pieces." I am making this again for a hike tomorrow! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really an excellent recipe. I omitted the brown sugar and used only 1/2 cup honey (hoping for a bar that would be not-too-sweet, and these bars came out great! Didn't have apricots, so I used dried sweetened cranberries along with the dates. I've been keeping the individually wrapped bars in the freezer and they are storing perfectly so far. Cut into 16 bars, I am coming up with the following nutritional analysis: 212 cal/bar, 9.5 GM fat, 4.5 GM sat fat, 29.6 GM carb, 4.4 GM fiber, 17.2 GM sugar, 4.3 GM protein item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! I used dried blueberries, strawberries and apricots because that was what I had (and I don't like dates, followed the rest as written; I think I will bake a bit less next time, as the edges got quite hard. You can really taste the honey! I will try with maple syrup next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having read most of the reviews, I decided it was important to follow the recipe exactly as indicated, at least for the first time. I only made one mistake, which was to buy dried figs instead of dates. Oops! But the bars were delicious, and stayed together pretty well. Only slightly crumbly. I think next time I will follow the advice of the reader who suggested pureeing some of the oats and almonds. The flavor was fabulous, and my husband ate most if them in the first 24 hours! Ina did not disappoint, as usual! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are fantastic! I omit dates and add chocolate chips. I bake for half the time as another reviewer suggested. Chewy texture and I haven't had trouble cutting. If you have trouble, cool completely and then refrigerate before cutting. I also add chopped dried apricots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I made a lot of substitutions because I was missing things, but they came out excellent! I used 1 tablespoon butter and one tablespoon coconut oil, I used half honey and half maple syrup, I used shelled pumpkin seeds instead of coconut, and I used a pre-mixed dried fruit mix from market basket with dates and pineapple instead of raisins. I omitted brown sugar and they were plenty sweet enough with all the dried fruit. I also found out that it is VERY important to cool enough before slicing into bars, because I tried cutting them early and they were crumbly. I waited another 1/2 hour to cut the rest and they cut perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and very good! For the non-wheat peeps we used flax seed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is no wonder why everyone who trys this recipe, gives it the highest rating allowed! Easy to put together and a great combination of ingredients, for a healthy bar! They disappeared fast! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes great, was easy to make. I did add 2 tsp of cinnamon and dried cherries and blueberries. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Modified only slightly based on what I had in the house/what the kids like. Used flax seed instead of wheat germ and skipped the dates. I did add some white chocolate morsels (from the freezer to the cooled mix before putting into the pan. They are a little sweet, and will likely skip the brown sugar next time. They are amazing! Kids said they tasted better than KIND bars which are so expensive. I love that you can use this base recipe and adjust to your taste. My daughter who is an athlete has started being very conscience of what is in the food we eat and she is so happy there are no chemicals or preservatives in this! Super easy to make. I have a feeling I will be making a few batches each week item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are perfect & addicting. I couldn't believe how easy they were to make. I will never buy granola again. You can add or take out any nut or dried fruit you want. I didn't like the chocolate chips- too sweet for me. Follow the recipe through once at first then play around with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these yesterday, they're excellent!! My teenager loves them too! Followed some advise from others posted here - used 1/2 wheat germ and 1/2 flax seed, added chocolate chips (put them in freezer first and added to cooled mixture so didn't melt, changed fruit to dried tart cherries, raisins and dried cranberries. I think any dried fruit would work well in this recipe. Will definitely make these again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved these bars!! Made them a couple weeks back and I loved them. I changed up the recipe to my liking and I remember I added a banana that I mashed up because I didnt have the wheat germ and I also don't like coconut. I loved and I ate all the bars myself! Haha. Will make this again and continue to change up the recipe by putting in other ingredients item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far THE BEST granola bar recipe!! Doubled the recipe and made 2 - 9x13 pans. Added pumpkin seeds and flax seeds instead of nuts and wheat germ and replaced apricots with raisins. I buttered the back of a spoon to press down and smooth the mixture in to the pans which worked really well. They cooled for 2 hours in the pans and cut like a charm! SO GOOOOOD!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Phenomenal! Outstanding! Awesome!!! This is it no more store bought granola bars for me.Thanks Ina you Rock!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! And they kept for a few weeks. I substituted some of the toppings with white chocolate chips and craisons. I also bought whole almonds (cheaper and used my food processer to chop them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed recipe exactly as written- they are fabulous! Couldn't ask for anything more. Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe should be fool-proof and is truly excellent. Reviewers who thought these bars were too sweet may have mis-measured an ingredient. I used half sweetened and half unsweetened coconut, and subbed peanuts for the almonds, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. These granola bars are the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy. I can't imagine how anybody could have a problem getting them to stick together, unless perhaps they didn't bake them long enough. I used a convection oven at 300 for 25 minutes. They are golden brown and remarkably crisp. Best granola bars I have made. And I have made three other kinds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FABULOUS!! Made these today and served them as a snack for a kids playdate and everyone loved them and the moms did too! These are great for school snacks too. I will be making these often. Thanks for another hit Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. I used candied pineapple instead of other fruit and they were very yummy. The only problem was that they fell apart. More like granola than granola bars. Any advice? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Addicting!!! Tina got me hooked modifying recipe: add chopped pecans, and substituting last 3 ingredients w raisins, blueberries, cranberries Great in a greek yogurt parfait :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why oh why did I succomb all these years to by pre packaged granola bars????!!!!Yeah for Ina! I absolutely love this recipe. I have made it 3 or 4 times and I double it each time becasue these are so good. I toast all ingredients on a large half sheet pan lined with parchement paper. As the ingedients are toasting (I use raw wheat germ so I toast a little longer I use an 8 qt stock pot for melting and mixng. I transfer double batch onto my parchment lined baking pan, pat and bake. goes into the high school lunch box and it is shared among friends at school, These are now asked for by special request! I do not use the amount of dried fruit it calls for they are sweet enough on their own. i may throw in a half a cup of raisins in a double batch but thats it...if I did add more fruit I would definitely cut down on the honey and sugar...but as the recipe goes they hold together perfectly after cooloing, so I dont want to mess around with the sugar too much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were fantastic. I cheated a little because I just brought a bag of nut and raison trail mix (the $2.49 priced bag. I picked the raisons out and toasted the nuts with the oats and coconut (I also forgot to get wheat germ. Anyway, they were so good. After they cooled they were pretty gooey and soft, but together. After they were in the fridge they had a crisper consistency. Note...cut them when they are soft and gooey (I didn't. Anyway, I have always tried to get my daughter, she's 11, to eat granola because she is a swimmer and I think it's a healthy snack for energy. She has never liked granola, she's tried organic, gourmet, you name it and hates it each and every time, Except that she absolutely loved these! She wanted some in her lunch box, afternoon snack...I had to make her stop eating the granola bars. I'm going to make some later today. Thanks Ina, these were great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are great! I make a batch every other week for my husband to take to work for his breakfast. I add some flax seed along with wheat germ. I add whatever dried fruit we have on hand and sometimes I add some dark chocolate chips. I keep the chips in the freezer and let the mixture cool down before I add them so they don't melt. I never have a problem with the bars falling apart. I let them cool for at least 3 hours so they get nice and hard before cutting. Oh, and these are awesome for hiking too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! We don't like apricots so we use a bit more date or a bit more cranberry whichever is on hand. Try to find dried fruit from a farmers market/grocer. We don't use brand name dried fruit from our local chain grocer because it is coated in sugar. This may be why some find these overly sweet... Or maybe not, just a thought! Oddly, they can be unstable. So, sometimes we have granola bars and sometimes we have granola to throw in yogurt. Can't explain it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe contains a lot of good-tasting things, but it's much too sweet and the bars fall apart. I would make it again only without the dates (too sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious, but I could use some help getting them to stick together. The only thing I changed is I cut the coconut to cut the sweetness a bit. Other than that I'm following the recipe and letting them cool completely. I'll keep trying though because these are so yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are awesome-my girlfriend loves them and so does her daughter!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too sweet! Tried recipe a couple of times - Cut honey in half and you will have a perfect granola bar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO good and very easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these at least a dozen times...and each time I make a double batch! These are absolutely phenomenal but their is one huge problem..every time I make them my husband takes a batch into work for the guys and I share them with neighbors and friends and then they are gone! I guess I'll have to start making triple batches!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh Ina! Disappointed. You usually make the best stuff, hands down, but this one still needs some work. These came out way too sweet, like biting into solidified honey. Just way too much honey flavor and really sticky. Maybe swapping out some honey for some corn syrup or peanut butter, or something... item not reviewed by moderator and published
As usual, totally reliable. Mix it up with differet nuts and fruit. Use what you have on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious and easy ! Its nice to know whats really in the food you eat !!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After eating commercially prepared so-called "protein" bars for too long, I did a google search to make my own. These popped up and they are fantastic! The only thing I had to change was the almond amount -- I only had half a cup, so I just added another half cup of oats. I wouldn't change a thing about these! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for my husband to take on a car trip. He had to travel for some training with some other men. Made these along with some really good coffee. They raved about them. Said they were the perfect on the go breakfast. Thank you Ina. They were so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe! I make it with blanched, slivered almonds and dried blueberries instead of the dates. I also use flaxseed meal instead of wheat germ to make it gluten free. I find that just a bit more brown sugar helps the bars to hold together, and I also cook them at 300 degrees for 25 minutes and turn the oven down to 250 for another 15 minutes, and definitely let them cool for about 3 hours. I also use a large sheet of parchment paper to completely remove the bars from the pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! First time I made it as is and it was delicious! I love chocolate though, so next time I changed a few things and it came out great. I used 1/4 cup flaxseed meal and 1/4 cup wheat germ (instead of 1/2 cup wheat germ as the recipe calls for to add fiber. And for add-ins, I used 1/2 cup craisins and 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (kept in freezer so they're extra cold. Once you mix the dry ingredients with the honey mixture, let it cool down by stirring it frequently and putting it in the fridge for about 10 minutes before adding the chocolate chips so they don't just melt immediately. After it baked, I let it cool for 2 hours on the counter before cutting. I also used a large peice of parchment paper (bigger than the baking dish so that I could lift up the entire pan of bars away from the baking dish and set it on a cutting board. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are delicious - I used dried strawberries and golden raisins as my fruit. But I found them to be too sweet - it tasted more like a cookie than a granola bar. Next time I'm using less honey and brown sugar; I hope they still stick together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these granola bars. The flavour is absolutely delish but the texture of mine aren't quite right. I left them 3.5 hrs but they are quite soft and crumbly. Anyone tell me if there is a secret? I'm wondering if I added too much honey (although I followed the recipe exactly item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe everybody loved them!!! I think this is the best homemade granola bar ever!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Been making batches almost every month. Even my friends got the recipe!!! Great recipe!!! Thanks Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made them. WOW!! Awesome! Those who said they crumbled did NOT let them cool 2 to 3 HOURS before cutting. It is upsetting when people substitute ingredients then give one star. If people follow directions they turn out perfect : item not reviewed by moderator and published
These things are addictive! Ina, more often than not, has the best version of many recipes I have tried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These turned out great! Thanks so much Ina for another fantastic recipe. I made these this morning and gave some to a neighbor. She LOVED them!! I made them as per the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was delicious! I left out the coconut though because i don't like it. My only critic is that there were to many almonds for my taste but other than that their superb! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious!! My kids and their friends love them. Made the recipe exactely as written, but added some chocolate chips. I think that any dried fruit/nut you like would work well. They freeze beautifully too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super tasty, delicious ad easy to do! Thanks Ina. I love all your recipes and that motherly way you have to create confidence in your fans to believe we can do it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these granola bars ; they are easy to make. I used 2 baking pans instead 1, I like to make them "thin" so I can save more calories ; .... Well, I just got them out of the oven, I think I over baked them or as I baked them thinner than the original recipe says, they are a bit dry :( Now I know: I have to bake them the way they have to be baked ; anyway, they taste very good! Thanks Señora Condesa : for your recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
they were amazing! i loved them ,i eat them so fast thier all gone in 2 days. i might have to asked someone to hide them for me item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe makes wonderful granola bars. I've substituted wheat bran for wheat germ, and dried blueberries for apricots, and used unsweetened coconut. Sunflower seeds are also a good addition. Everyone loves these bars- including my kid's friends. I cut these bars up and immediately put them in individual bags for my kids on the go. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were excellent!!! They are so tasty and moist and cut into beautiful bars, I have never had a store bought granola bar that could even come close to this. It would be so easy to try other fruits and nuts, but loved this combo. This will be a regular at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these today and I don't care for them at all. Used flax instead of wheat germ and when I mixed the ingredients together I started smelling the flax. Ugh! Then while baking that's all you could smell. I thought they would taste better than they smelled. Did not. Tasted like baked flax. I don't know what I did wrong but I don't think I'll make them again. Went straight by the recipe. Such good reviews I guess I did something wrong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Calories = 262 per bar (16 bars total) item not reviewed by moderator and published
The story is that the butter and sugars caramelize while baking and bind the bars together. Ina's recipe works fine as is and doesn't need any additional "binding" agent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also had no problems. There were perfect item not reviewed by moderator and published
ya I don't know what I did wrong, but mine literally fell apart. I used old fashion oats- maybe that's why? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I gently press the granola into the pan. And I wait a couple of hours after taking them out of the oven before cutting them. Those 2 things make mine fall apart less. Good luck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had the same problem but never added the extra egg. I followed the recipe perfectly. The only thing I can think of is that maybe I didn't cook them long enough. All ovens run differently. I got about two bars on the edges and that is what is signaling me that maybe they needed to cook a bit longer. They are delish on yogurt though. So certainly not a loss. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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