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Pinterest Party & Link-up (Vol 27): Homemade Granola Bars

Welcome to the RoL Pinterest Party. Join me every 2nd and 4th Tuesday as we link up and share how we made, cooked, baked, crafted, planned, organized, followed or created one of the pins on our Pinterest boards OR share something original that others can pin onto their boards.

Not on Pinterest? No problem. Link-up your own creation to inspire us so we can pin in to our own boards. It can be a recipe, sewing project, Catholic craft, homeschool project, organizing/ homemaking tip, themed birthday party, whatever you’d like.

Don’t have a post ready? The link-up will be open for 10 days so there’s still time. Plus, feel free to link up a new post or an older post that hasn’t had much traffic lately. šŸ™‚

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Since we are trying to eat healthier and more whole foods, when I saw this recipe for homemade Grab and Go Granola BarsĀ  I was eager to give them a try. The recipe was posted by Amy over at Super Healthy Kids.com.

She originally got it from Anni Daulter, the author of

The Organic Family Cookbook: Growing, Greening, and Cooking Together.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups Rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used raisins instead.)
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon flax oil
  • 3 TBL brown sugar (I used unrefined coconut sugar instead.)
  • mini chocolate chips (optional – white or milk)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a ceramic or glass 9X13 inch baking dish.

Mix oats, sunflower seeds, cranberries, wheat germ, and almonds altogether in a bowl.

Spread mixture on a sheet pan and toast in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Return mixture to a large bowl.

In a medium saucepan, combine salt, peanut butter, honey, flax oil, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat and immediately remove from heat.(Watch closely! It can burn easily. Don’t ask me how I know. ;-))

Pour over oats mixture and combine until dry ingredients are evenly coated.

Stir in chocolate if you are using it.

Pour into baking dish. Press mixture down into pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Let cool for up to 2 hours and then cut and serve.

I cooked the granola for 20 minutes but I should have done it a little less or lowered the temp because my oven always runs a little hotter and the edges of the pan were overcooked. Next time I also need to press the granola down more. There were pockets where it was too loose and it crumbled. Despite a few glitches, no one besides me seemed to mind and the family gobbled up the bars. I’ll definitely be making these again. I think next time I’ll also add some coconut. šŸ™‚

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Now it’s your turn.

1. Choose your creation, share about it and snap a photo if you can.

2. In your post, link back the original blogger/idea, rather than your Pinterest pin. That way credit goes to the proper person. šŸ™‚ (But feel free to add your Pinterest profile link so we can follow you!)

3. Add a link back here so others can play along.

4. If you want to use it, here is the html code for the logo:

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5. Link up below. Make sure you’re sending us to your actual post, and not to your general blog address.

Lastly, you can follow me on Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/rol_bobbi/. šŸ™‚

The link up will be active for 10 days. Have fun!

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4 Comments

  • Melody says:

    I’ve always wanted to make homemade granola bars… as soon as the next box is gone I’m going to make my own: I’m sure it’s a better value (even vs. Costco!) and they are definitely healthier and yummier!

    Thanks for hosting the linkup – I linked up a couple old posts but will be back to share sometime new next time! šŸ™‚

    • bobbi says:

      I know this is late, but thanks for linking up, Melody! Hopefully you got a chance to try some homemade granola bars. I made them a couple more times and lowering the temp a bit really helped out. šŸ™‚

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