Chewy Granola Snack Bars


2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup dried cranberries, blueberries or cherries
1/2 cup slivered almonds, pecans or walnuts
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract



1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Combine the
    oats, flour, sugar, wheat germ, dried fruit, almonds, cinnamon and salt in a large
    mixing bowl; mix well with a spoon. Make a hole in the center of the ingredients.
2. Pour the honey, egg, oil and vanilla into the hole. Use your hands to mix it well.
3. Pat the granola in the baking pan. Use an oven mitt to place it in the oven. Bake
    for 25–27 minutes or just until the mixture is golden brown around the edges.
    Remove the pan from the oven with the oven mitt and place on a wire rack. Cool
    for 5 minutes. Use a table knife to cut into bars while still warm; the mixture will
    become too hard to cut if it becomes cool.

Source: Recipe Adapted from Junior Leagues In the Kitchen with Kids