I posted about this recipe twice on facebook and twitter and many of you have been asking for it, so here it is! It is fantastic with either raisins or chocolate chips (I found more than the amount recommended though was overpowering! Iy!). Both our small group and our kids (not to mention us two :D) have absolutely DEVOURED these! So make a double batch, they won’t last long!
May 2014 UPDATE: I’ve made some revisions to this recipe as it seems there were some struggles with ingredients based on temperature and humidity, or something I couldn’t quite figure out! Sometimes they’d end up muffin-y, other times more like granola bars. So I took out the wheat germ and changed up the other ingredients and the process somewhat. The result is much more consistent, and even more delicious!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 casserole dish, cookie sheet or 2 bar pans for thinner granola bars (and by generously, I mean get the butter out and the paper towel and slather it up!)
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
Make a well in the center, and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix well using a wooden spoon, or your hands. Especially your hands if you like to lick them when you’re totally finished. There’s just something about licking raw batter off your hands after you’ve tirelessly mixed and mixed and mixed….I digress. Oh but wait, first you must add the raisins! (Or chocolate chips in this case.)
No, this is not a paid advertisement for Chipits. I just thought I’d show you the bag in the background instead of the giant mess that is on my counter.
Pat the mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared pan.
A picture is worth a thousand words. I suppose I could have left that instruction out entirely and just shown you this picture instead!
Bake for 20-25 minutes (TOTALLY depends on your oven! Mine is not very hot and they were very done in just under 20 minutes) in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. It’s better to under-bake them for softer, chewier bars.
A homeschooled student turned homeschooling mom of 5. Passionate about teaching my children the truth of God's word through his creation and his-tory, spending time as a family and outdoors, learning how to be more creative, and giving glory to God. Seeking to serve Christ and set a godly example for my children, to grow in love and encouragement, failing forward, learning to lean on God's grace and trust in his strength.