I’ve been on a bit of a rampage lately trying to straighten out our eating habits. It seems like I can’t get away from the horror stories online about preservatives, processed foods, the dangers of soy, and genetically modified grains. I’ve always been great about making desserts from scratch (my waistline bears testament to that) but I would buy whatever was on sale for the kids to snack on. Then I started reading ingredient lists and it all sounded kind of gross! I’m taking baby steps to healthier snacks, and granola bars were one of the easiest things I found to make; they are delicious. Like I have to restrain myself and remember that these are for the kids. And then I eat them anyway.
Posts Tagged ‘granola bar recipe’
Something that really annoys me are manufactured granola bars. Granola can be one of the healthiest snacks; it’s filling, gives you a boost of energy, and can be a great source of protein and other nutrients that you and your kids need. I have yet to find a decent granola bar in the store that is not loaded with sugar. So, I started making my own granola bars. It really is not hard to do, and usually only takes a little more than a half hour. My family gobbles these up for breakfast and snacks, and they go just as quickly as if I had made chocolate chip cookies! I use the recipe from Alton Brown, with a few tweaks.
Homemade Granola Bars Recipe
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (more…)