Thursday, September 17, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars

We decided to stop purchasing boxed breakfast cereals after seeing Food. Inc.. I thought granola bars would be a good alternative for us all. I made some last night using this recipe from Ina Garten. She never lets me down!

I used dried cranberries, golden raisins, and chocolate chips (baby steps) and instead of wheat germ I tossed in flax seeds. The whole process took maybe twenty minutes not including cooling time which I discovered is crucial if you indeed wish to create bars and not just crumbles of granola. I will be making these often. Easier than I expected and so much better than store bought! Now if I could just get it together enough to make my own bread...



Stephanie said...

That is another movie I am afraid to see because then I'll have to actually do stuff differently. sigh.


I'm going to try these! Thanks for the recipe link.

Donna Boucher said...

I have got to try this! Thank you for the link!