We had a Healthy Breakfast Potluck at our last staff meeting. This actually was sort of a tricky challenge...bacon and waffles and egg bake don't really fit in at a "healthy" breakfast. So I thought for a while and remembered this recipe I had written down somewhere while we were on our road trip last year. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try it out.

My review: they didn't turn out anything like the actual Starbucks granola bars that I love. But they turned into their own special granola bars and I will make them again and again. I think part of the difference between the kind they sell and the kind I made was that I used smart balance peanut butter (trying to make them extra healthy for our Healthy Breakfast) and it changed the flavor a bit, but they were FABULOUS and Rory loved them and so did the Carol Joy Holling staff. Enjoy!

Makes 48 servings (for real!)
Chewy, nutty good to go bars.

Ingredients
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup flax seed
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar

Directions:
Combine dry goods.
Melt butter, corn syrup and sugar over medium heat till near boiling.
Combine everything including peanut butter.
Set oven 350. Spray pan. Spread in pan.
Bake for 30 minutes (mine were done after 15-20 minutes) or till outside begins to brown.

1 comment:

heidiboehnen said...

yummy let's make those at okoboji