I have been playing with a granola bar recipe. I really need a high protein snack in the mornings or I am dragging by early afternoon, and its been a big problem lately. They turned out UH-mazing, and they really work well. We Like them so much better than storebought!
Here is my recipe: (this makes about 18 to 20 bars)
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup brown sugar (next time I will try splenda brown sugar)
1 t. baking soda
2/3 cup butter (melted)
1 t. vanilla
**The following ingredients are all optional use whichever you have or like
2 T wheat Germ
2 T ground flax seed
1/2 cup almonds
3/4 cup peanuts
3/4 cup choc.chips
press into a cake pan and bake at 325 for about 20 minutes.Let cool for 10- minutes then cut into bars. Let cool completely before removing from pan. If they are too crumbly try addign another 1/3 cup butter, or a large egg this holds them together really well if you are not worried about the extra fat.
I tried to figure the nutitional facts from the labels then divided it by 18. here is what I got ( It is not completely accurate)
You can try more variations on this (keep in mind I figured the nutitional facts from my above recipe)
* use craisins, coconut and macadamia nuts or almonds
*add a heaping spoonful of Peanut butter instead of butter, add the peanuts and choc chips
*add cinnimon and raisins instead of choc chips.
any other ideas? If you try them let me know what you think.