Tuesday, May 10, 2005

School snack granola

This is a fun, healthy snack recipe that you can play with - the best kind!

2 cups oatmeal
1 cup all-purpose or wheat flour
1/3 cup packed sugar
3/4 cup raisins or chopped fruit (I did apples)
1/2 cup wheat germ (I substituted cornmeal, but any grain will work)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and grease well. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, sugar, raisins/fruit, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon, and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, thoroughly blend oil, honey, egg, and vanilla; pour into the flour mixture, and mix by hand until the liquid is evenly distributed. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden. Cool completely in pan before turning out onto a cutting board and cutting into bars.

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