I’ve been doing a lot of baking lately and my homemade granola bars have been a big hit. A few people have asked me to share the recipe so I’m posting it here. I’m sharing it despite Pete’s protests. I’m not sure why he wants me to keep my recipes a secret. He’s a pretty generous person in general, so why he wants my recipes to remain as shrouded in secrecy as Dick Cheney’s undisclosed location, I do not know. Men are mysterious.
Here it is. It’s simple, but very delicious.
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy)
- 1 tbsp butter (melted)
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- Dates, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or whatever ingredient you like
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, blend peanut butter, honey, melted butter and vanilla and then add to the dry mixture. Stir in dates or chocolate chips. Press into a greased pan and bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Take out and let cool before cutting into strips or squares. Enjoy!