Sunday, March 4, 2012

Granola love!

Who doesn't love granola?  I don't mean the hard, tasteless kind, but the soft chewy oat-walnut-honey kind.  I love this kind on my plain yogurt and on my cereal, whenever I eat any of that.  It's hard to find GF granola, so I make my own. Later I will include the recipe, but this post is about TO DIE for Granola Bars. Again I'm talking about the soft, chewy, slightly crunchy kind (with lots of chocolate chips!!).  My family LOVES these.

It doesn't take long to mix these up and get them right into the oven.

I used a 9 x 13 here, but I think they are even better in a 8 x 8, thicker and softer.

The finished bars! Ready to grab!

So yummy!
Pretty too.  These have butterscotch chips instead of chocolate, because I gave up chocolate for Lent.
They get eaten really quickly.

See what I mean...

Chewy Granola Bars

1/3 c agave
3/4 c honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 c Brown rice flour (or Whole wheat)
1 c walnuts
1/2 raisins (optional)
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
2/3 c Natural Peanut Butter/Almond Butter
2 TBs hot water
2 1/2 c rolled oats

Mix agave, PB, honey, water and vanilla until well blended.  Stir in rolled oats, flour, walnuts, dark chocolate and raisins.  Press mixture into greased 9 x 13 pan. ( for  8 x 8 cook 5 mins longer) Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cut into 24 bars while still warm.  Cool completely before removing from pan.

Thank you Lisa for the recipe!


  1. I cant wait to try these! They were so good!

  2. I am going to make these, they sound really yummy and a good snack to take on the go!

  3. I'm going home to make these, hopefully my crew will like them too so I don't eat them all!

  4. After Nancy introduced me to these while visiting in Feb/12 I have made 3 batches since back to Canada. I freeze them and take one out each day as my snack....too good and they keep my tummy full till meal time.