When I started feeding my family a more whole foods diet, one of the biggest challenges I had was providing my 3-year-old with filling and nutritious snacks–that she would actually eat!
I was thrilled when I found the Healthy Snacks to Go ebook by Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship!
This 48-page ebook contains more than 21 healthy and kid-friendly snack recipes, including details such as cost break-downs, storage tips and ease of making.
One of my favorite recipes from Healthy Snacks to Go is Katie’s homemade granola bars–and Katie is graciously letting me share her recipe with Humbled Homemaker readers!
Kitchen Stewardship’s Homemade Granola Bars
- 4 1/2 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. whole wheat or spelt flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 1 c. honey
- 2 cups of optional add-ins: mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, coconut, other nuts, etc.
- Grease a 9”×13” glass pan.
- Mix butter and honey.
- Add remaining ingredients except optional add-ins. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in add-ins. Press mixture into pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into bars. Store at room temperature.
*Katie also includes soaked and chewier versions of these granola bars in Healthy Snacks to Go!*
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I made this for my boys this morning. I am in danger of eating the entire pan!!! They are so so yummy. My add-ins were chia seeds and sliced Almonds. Thank you so much for this recipe. Its definitely a great after school snack!
Ok, I tried to cut these after cooling 10 mins, but they didn’t cut well… Kinda like trying to cut warm brownies. Since they weren’t so pretty, I had to go ahead and eat one corner lol. It seemed very cumbly, (they are still a bit warm) do they hold together better after cooling off? Or did I do something wrong?
Helen @ Kitchen Stewardship
Thanks for the feedback! The original recipe is quite crumbly, but we find that if you ‘cook’ the butter and honey before mixing in to the dry ingredients they stick together a little better: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2012/08/03/ks-healthy-granola-bar-recipe-classic/
Instead of 1 cup of butter, could you do half butter, half something else? Could you use coconut oil?
Helen @ Kitchen Stewardship
YES – coconut oil works great for a dairy-free version of the bars! Feel free to use it for half or all of the butter. We list all variations here: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2012/08/03/ks-healthy-granola-bar-recipe-classic/
I was thinking either half butter and half peanut butter or all peanut butter. Has anyone tried that? That gives it an extra protein punch!