We have a delightful granola bar recipe to share with you today. It is just one of the many great breakfast recipes we have collected.
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Granola Bar Recipe
We are an anti-cereal family. We’ve got a lot of little mouths who are constantly hungry – cereal just does not last in a growing child’s belly – at least with my kids. They seem to be hungry for more as soon as they are finished eating!
My solution is every day to make eggs and oatmeal. It’s cheaper and definitely more filling! As the summer approaches (it’s currently full-swing here in Texas) my desire to “cook” a breakfast is going down. Time for another solution!
In addition to our granola mix, we began making these granola bars a couple of weeks ago. They are a huge hit with my kiddos – and I love how easy they are to make, how they keep for awhile and are super portable!
4 cups of Rolled Oats
3 cups of Water
1/2 cup of oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 -1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Coconut Flakes
Optional: Carmel sauce (see recipe below).
We soaked our oats the night before in the water. This allowed the rolled oats to puff up and to make the bar chewy (and stick together so it didn’t crumble as much). In the morning, I added the oil, salt, sugar and coconut. Mix it well. Pour the oat batter onto cookie sheets – keep it about 1/2 an inch thick. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minuets. Take it out. Cut them into bars. Flip the bars and re-bake for another 5 min so the other side will be toasted.
When we began the recipe we used 1/2 a cup of brown sugar. If your kids are used to eating flavored oatmeal stick with the higher sugar count. I was able to whittle our sugar levels down to a quarter cup with few complaints (this is breakfast, not dessert kids!).
For the Carmel sauce (just a treat – we usually skip this):
Stick a can of sweetened condensed milk into a double boiler. Bring it to a boil and then turn down the heat. Let it simmer for an hour or so (I don’t keep track of it – if you go too long it gets clumpy, but we don’t notice or care). When you open the can, you’ll see the most golden Carmel sauce! Add salt to taste.
I hope your family enjoys these granola bars as much as we do!
More Food for Kids
We hope your kids enjoy this yummy granola bar recipe. We’d love to hear about their favorite breakfast recipes. For more ideas for food for kids, take a look at these recipes: