Thursday, April 16, 2015

Homemade Brown Sugar Granola Bars

These were so delicious. The perfect amount of crunch and sweetness and the ideal morning, day, evening, anytime snack! Robert and I both, thoroughly enjoyed these. We also loved them because if we did not want a bar, we could crumble them up and put it on top of some yogurt with fruit or in cereal with milk. Try these ASAP, you will not be disappointed.


7 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or even better, coconut oil)
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Adjust oven rack to the middle of the oven, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line (about) an 18 x 13 rimmed backing pan with foil (the pan does not have to be this exact measurement, just close). 

Combine oats, oil and salt in a large bowl and mix until oats are coated. Transfer this mixture to a (different) baking sheet and spread into an even layer. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, until pale gold, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and lower temp to 300 degrees F. 

Combine honey and brown sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium hear until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes...stir constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon. 

Combine the oats, nuts, and honey mixture in a large bowl. Stir until oats are coated with honey mixture. 

Spray the baking sheet (with foil) with non-stick spray then place granola mixture on the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. You might want to taste test here...soo good:) Firmly press the mixture into the pan, making a flat, tight and even layer. Bake until golden about 30-40 minutes.

Cool in the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then cut into the bars! Do not wait longer than this because bars will harden and be difficult to cut. I used a sharp knife to slice the bars. Now allow bars to completely cool before you dig in.

The bars can be stored in a covered container and last about 2 weeks. Enjoy! 
Adapted from Delectably Mine.

I promise you each step is worth it...these bars hit the spot!



  1. Yum!! I have granola bars at work for when I get hungry but can't eat lunch--these would be perfect!!

  2. oh yummy! I love granola, especially on top of yogurt or as cereal!

  3. These look fantastic! This would be the perfect morning treat for me!

  4. so smart to make these know everything you put in them and I am sure they are delish!

  5. YUM! I love the idea that these are homemade! So cost effective!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle


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