Homemade Granola Bars

My children L-O-V-E granola bars as a snack!  And we can find premade ones pretty inexpensively at the local discount grocery store.

The only trouble is, the ingredients in the store version are often not that great.

Homemade granola bars use healthier ingredients and are so fun to make!  And this recipe is easy enough that older kids can make it themselves!

homemade granola bars

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Homemade Granola Bars Ingredients

How to Make Homemade Granola Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9″x13″ glass baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and honey and mix well (I just use a plastic or wooden spoon to mix.)
  3. Add the oats, flour, baking soda, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Stir in the add-ins by hand.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and press it firmly into the pan (and you can even use your hands for this part!).
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  They won’t look or feel “done,” but instead they will still be very moist.  Don’t worry, they’ll harden as they cool.
  7. Allow the bars to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars.  Let them cool completely before removing and serving.  They can be stored at room temperature or you can even freeze them for later use.

Note: If you want your granola bars crispier, slice the fully baked bars and spread them apart slightly on a cookie sheet.  Bake them again at 200 degrees for 30-60 minutes until crispy but not browned.

This recipe comes from The Family Camping Handbook.  I altered the directions a bit, and the photo is mine.

This is just one of quite a few great recipes from The Family Camping Handbook that I plan to use when we go camping!

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  1. Hi! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I don’t have any wheat flour? Any good substitutions for it or can I use regular white flour (I have this on hand). Thanks!

    1. Hi Jenny! I think regular white flour should work just fine. If you try them, let me know how they turn out!

  2. Those look delicious. I was going to whip up a batch of granola tomorrow and think I will try these as well. DD LOVES granola bars. Thanks.


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