Homemade Granola Bars (courtesy of Raising Olives)
2 cups oatmeal (I had old-fashioned oats)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ (I used wheat germ and milled flaxseed)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour (didn't have any, used all-purpose but will definitely get some ww for next time)
3/4 cup raisins (I used choc. chips)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup coconut oil (used canola but would like to try the coconut oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. In a large bowl, mix together first 7 ingredients, then make a well in the center and add the honey, beaten egg, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix well. Pat the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are beginning to turn golden. Cool for 5 minutes and then cut into bars and remove from dish WHILE STILL WARM.
Nuts can be used as well, I just knew my younger 3 wouldn't eat them then.