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Granola Bar Recipe: {Yummy} Breakfast Recipes
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Let’s make this yummy 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 a while, and are super portable!

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Easy Granola Bars recipe ingredients

  • 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: Caramel sauce (see recipe below).

How to make the yummy granola bars recipe

Step 1

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).

Step 2

In the morning, I added oil, salt, sugar, and coconut. Mix it well.

Step 3

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 minutes.

Step 4

Take it out from the oven. Cut them into bars.

Step 5

Flip the bars and re-bake for another 5 min so the other side will be toasted.

Step 6

For the caramel 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 caramel sauce! Add salt to taste.

Additional Notes

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 a 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!).

How our granola bars turned out

I hope your family enjoys these granola bars as much as we do! Yeah, just a heads up, this should be breakfast, not dessert, so keep the sugar down. But then again, it’s up to your preference! We won’t stop you!

Yield: 12 square bars

Yummy Granola Bar Breakfast Recipe

Granola Bar Recipe: {Yummy} Breakfast Recipes

This granola bar recipe is perfect for your kid's breakfast! FUlly packed with fiber and nutrients they need to kick off the day, plus a hassle-free prep for you! It's so easy to make and your kiddos will surely love it!

Prep Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes


  • 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: Caramel sauce


    1. 1. Soak rolled oats overnight to make your bars chewy.
    2. After getting soaked overnight, remove water then add oil, salt, sugar, and coconut. Mix well.
    3. Transfer the batter onto cookie sheets, flatten it with 1/2 inch thickness.
    4. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
    5. Remove from the oven and cut them into the desired size of bars.
    6. Turn the bars upside down and bake again for additional 5 minutes until fully cooked.
    7. This is optional, but if you'd like caramel in your granola bars, get a can of sweetened condensed milk and boil it in a double boiler for about 1 hour. It will turn into a golden caramel sauce!

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