I’ve tried several granola recipes, and I like each one for different qualities. This one is super easy to make, and holds up better as a bar than some of the others that I’ve tried. Thanks to www.budget101.com for this recipe.
- 4 cups quick oats
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well.
- Press firmly into well greased 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch jelly roll pan.
- Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
- Cool and cut into bars.
- I used a sheet of no-stick foil rather than greasing the pan, it worked fine (and less messy).
- I added a sprinkle of Craisins for a little variety.
- My oven does tend to run hot; I kept the temperature at 425 and my edges still got a little burned at the 10 minute mark. I might try a little lower heat next time.
- I will tell you that these are definitely made for people with good, strong teeth. They make nice solid bars that don’t crumble much when you cut/handle them, but you have to either break them into pieces with your hands before eating or be prepared to really crunch through!
- Having said that, I really am enjoying them. They have been my breakfast every day this week so far. I think you could be a little creative with adding dried fruits or nuts/seeds of your choice. I like how you don’t have to cook the “liquid” ingredients (the sugar/honey/butter combo) together ahead of time, makes it easy to just toss in the pan and walk away.