Monthly Archives: May 2010

Snack Time – Homemade Granola Bars!

Snack time can be healthy and wholesome when your kids get home from school. One of my favorite snacks to make are delicious homemade granola bars. They are all natural and filled with just the right amount of nutrients to get your kids to dinner.

Feel free to add dried cranberries, raisins, peanut butter chips
or chocolate chips or nuts of various kinds depending on your family’s favorites.

Maple Cinnamon Granola Bars

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup crisped brown rice cereal
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy protein powder or regular vanilla based protein powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbl. canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray baking pan with Pam.  In bowl mix the oats, rice cereal, flour, brown sugar, soy powder, cinnamon and salt.
In a small bowl mix the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla and canola oil until smooth.  Stir one mixture into the other and combine them.  Spread mixture into the square baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Take out of oven and cut them into bar shaped size and then put the pan back into the oven for another 5 minutes.  The bars should be golden brown.

Store in an airtight container.

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