Great Granola Bars

A girl can only make so much granola, before her thoughts turn to…granola bars. Plus as much as I like my granola, it still doesn’t clump. I think I know why after making the fabulous snack bars from Alana Chernila’s The Homemade Pantry. I would need to add more sugar (honey, syrup, agave etc.) But why bother to sweeten the granola, when I can make Alana’s car snack 2. She has several versions of cereal/granola bars, and I plan to start adding a few inspirations like chocolate chips to the mix, mostly because I can.

Here is the basic recipe. I urge you to buy the book. Jerky and baked potato chips that look like the real deal are also on my agenda.


½ stick unsalted butter

½ packed light brown sugar

½ cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup (or honey)

2 cups rolled oats

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup raw sliced almonds

Preheat oven 350 and line 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with parchment. Melt butter, sugar & syrup in pan, cooking for 3 minutes. Combine oats, salt & almonds and coat with sugars & butter. Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 25 minutes until edges darken. Cool completely in pan before cutting.

Eat the corners first – B


2 thoughts on “Great Granola Bars

  1. Yum! I am trying this ASAP! I also want my granola to clump, so I have to add the extra sugar, etc. These bars will be awesome!

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