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Granola Bars

These granola bars are full of good things and perfect to pack for lunches or as a nice 'pick me up' snack in the afternoon.

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Spread oats, wheat germ, sunflowers seeds, and pumpkin seeds on a large baking pan and toast in a 325º oven for 12 minutes.
  2. While this is toasting bring all the syrup ingredients to boil in a saucepan. Once it starts to boil reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Pour toasted ingredients and the rest of the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  4. Stir syrup mixture into dry mixture until well blended.
  5. Press mixture into a 9" x 13" pan.
  6. Cool until firm. Cut in pieces and wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap.
  7. Store in a cool place.


  1. Thanks for this recipe....I can't wait to make these - love your is my homepage - so it is the first thing I read every morning. Bread for the Journey has always been my favourite. The "recipes" on Sunday are ones I always try.

  2. Granola Bars are good for lunch at work. Have to make these for my husband and daughter who are looking for good things to take for lunch. Thanks!

  3. Mmmmm, nice mix. Simple method. Thank you, Betty.

    Anna (Toronto)

  4. Betty, it's been along time since I made Granola Bars, perhaps will have to make these real soon. Thank you for the recipe :)

  5. I love these granola bars. They are nutty & chewy and a great satisfying snack at work!

  6. How do I make Bread for the Journey my homepage?

  7. I just wrote down the recipe and hope to make today or tomorrow!! Thank you for the lovely recipe!


  8. Would love to make these bars for my granddaughter but she has a nut allergy. If I left out the nuts, would they turn out the same?

  9. I have been looking for a good granola recipe. I think this is it.

  10. Oh Betty, I will have to try these. I think I have all the ingredients too. Maybe a good after-school snack today.

  11. TOOOO much of a good thing. I overate. SOOOOO GOOD@

  12. I need to try these- have tried several baked bar recipes and find them too crumbly for school lunches... still working on the perfect recipe.

  13. I think I will try this recipe. I was looking for a granola bar recipe that didn't have peanut butter in it. The one I tried was quite dry. by your picture, these don't look dry. Thanks!

  14. I think I will make those for our upcoming ski trip. Yummy!
    How many grams of protein in one bar?

  15. I found these bars to be tasty and full of very healthy ingredients. How do you get them to stay together as bars? Mine are falling apart quite badly. Any suggestions?

  16. Anonymous..I really can't tell what you should do different. Did you put them in the fridge to cool before you cut them?

  17. I have made these 2 times and they do not stick together either. I'm not sure what to do.

  18. I also was wondering about what to do to keep them together. Most of them stayed together, one section of the pan did not. I think I may have cooked the syrup a little too long, or maybe I didn't get the syrup mixed in completely well, or maybe I didn't press them down as well on one side of my pan. I'll try all of those things next time. LOVED the flavor (although I did make a little substitution of Rice Krispies for the sunflower seeds to cut the calories from nuts down a hair) And I added some pumpkin pie spice, because I like that in everything! I was very pleased to finally find a bar recipe that did not have a ton of oil in it. Thanks!!

  19. Is there supposed to be butter in this recipe?


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