March 10, 2010

Easy Peasy Granola Squares


Forget store-bought granola bars. They're overpriced and junky. These granola squares are healthy, super-easy to concoct, and make your whole house smell amazing while they bake!

2 C old-fashioned oats
3/4 C toasted wheat germ
3/4 C chopped walnuts
3/4 C raisins
1/2 C maple syrup or agave nectar
1/2 C canola or vegetable oil
2 Tbsp sucanat (packed light brown sugar will work too)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1 Tbsp flax meal
4 Tbsp warm water
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13" baking pan with non-stick baking spray, or lightly oil and flour the pan. 
  • In a small bowl, combine flax meal and water. Stir until no lumps are present. Allow to sit for a few minutes until the mixture forms a soft gel. 
  • Combine all remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir until well-mixed.
  • Add flax meal mixture to large bowl and combine all ingredients.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking pan and bake, uncovered, for 30 - 35 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack. 
  • Do not cut until mixture has cooled.
  • Enjoy!

3 comments:

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

great granola, i have one too that vegan and GF and Soy free.
http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com/2010/02/homemade-vegan-gluten-soy-free-granola.html

and doest even bother with egg replacer AND you can use nut butter instead of vegan butter if you want :)

Thanks for the great comments youve been leaving and for the mac n chs recipes :)

Jennifer M. said...

Your granola sounds yummy! I'm definitely going to try it out!!

Clotilde M. said...

Your granola bars sound really delicious! A wonderful idea for kids.