Thursday, September 10, 2009

A quick Recipe: Chewy Granola Bars

Ah, it's that time again..start pulling out the jars of homemade jellies...
We've had a very busy week! My Grandmother visited us un-expectedly and stayed for a few days, then we went out of town. So for a few nights in a row it was, "go to bed late, wake up early, go to bed late, wake up late, get up early..." So we're back on schedule & today was overcast but peaceful; After lessons I started baking!

Granola Bars


*1/3 cup brown sugar

*2/3 cup Crunchy peanut butter

*3/4 cup Honey

*2 tsp. Vanilla extract

*Add 1/4 cup Apricot jelly/preserves (*optional)

I use Apricot because its so mild and goes well with peanut butter!

Stir in:

*2.5 cups Old fashioned rolled oats

*1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

*1/4 cup wheat germ (I crushed up Bran flakes)

*1/3 cup Sunflower seeds

*2 TBsp Milled Flax seed


*Add 1 cup semi sweet Chocolate Chips...

...And 1/2 cup raisins.

Pour mixture into 9x13 pan

Then press the granola evenly into the pan. Bake on 325 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden!

Cut into bars while still warm; Let pan cool completely before removing the Granola bars.

Everyone really enjoyed the Granola bars..they're chewy but not too sweet. It's more like a "trail mix style" granola bar :) I'll definetely make these again soon..I may try adding more brown sugar next time and add cinnamon/nutmeg!


Miss Jen said...

These look SO yummy and healthy!!
Thanks for sharing!

Blessings~ Jenny

Jenna said...

Sounds great, and what a fantastic snack during schooling hours! I know that we always get hungry:)


Paulina said...

Yum! I love baking and granola bars are so great to make because they're portable and convenient!

Kendra Logan said...

Sounds delicious! I only wish I weren't allergic to peantus :(

I love reading your posts!


Emily said...

Oh yum! They look so good! I am definitely going to have to try this! :) Thank you for sharing!

Mia said...

Thank you for the comments!
Ms. Emily, I really like your profile pic, your hat is *so* beautiful!
Kendra, I know what you mean! I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter, but my Dad is! Believe it or not, you really can't taste the PB at all :) Later on I'll probably make Chocolate Chip granola bars.


Anonymous said...

Great!! I've been looking for a recipe that doesn't have corn syrup in it! Of course, I have to omit the chocolate chips because hubby's allergic. Thanks!

Noelle said...

Hi Mia!

I'm not sure if I've ever commented here before, but I have been following your blog for a good while, and love your writings and pictures...your daily life is so interesting, and fun to keep up with! :)

At any rate, I just wanted to "come out of hiding" here, LOL, and say thank you for keeping up this beautiful blog. And also thank you for sharing this great recipe! It looks delicious. I'm going to have to try it sometime soon. :)

Blessings to you!

~Noelle M.

lady m said...

Dear Mia,

First let me say, that you are such an amazing young woman! What a blessing you are to your dear parents and such a godly example to your sister and your brother.

Your recipe sounds delicious! I am on my way to the dry goods store to pick up some of the ingredients so that I could make this today.

Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe.

May Our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless you and yours.

lady m

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! My mom and I have been looking for a good chewy granola bar forever. I will definately try this recipe.

By the way, this is the first time I've been to your blog, and I love the pictures! It has so much flavor to it. :)

Anonymous said...

I can always come to your blog and find a delicious recipe. It's awesome the Lord has blessed you with such a "womanly" upbringing. May more families seek to do the same, because it is very much so a rarity. God bless.

Regan Family Farm said...

Can you believe the high heels that sweet woman is wearing in your picture at the cookstove??? :)
Blessings to you~
Mrs. Regan

Heather Simpson said...

These look absolutely delicious! I have been looking for a recipe for granola bars. I am a homeschooling mother of 5 and they need some healthy, energizing snacks. I can't wait to try them! And by the way, I have enjoyed following your blog and have encouraged my older girls 14 and 12 to read your blog. There are very few young women who are still living with their parents and seeking to prepare to be a Homemaker,Wife and Mother. .One day I will have to share my testimony with you . I came to the Lord as a young 18 year old, but from a lost family. The LORD has been faithful to send older and younger women to teach and encourage me.Thanks for your encouragement.

Little Sister said...

Mia, I love coming to your site to see other godly women, yummy recipes and the beautiful photos you take and post here. It's a nice little refuge that's encouraged me to get back into Biblical womanhood.

I've got to try those PB bars for the next get-together I've got!

Aunt B said...


I enjoy your blog so very much, maybe it's partly because your blog was my very first one.

The granola bars look delicious. I like it because it doesn't have a lot of sugar in it.

Thank you so much for the time you put in your blog.

Aunt B

Six divided by two..... said...

I love your blog. I too am an African American woman who loves the Lord. Please stop by my blog sometime.. your button is already there....

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