Ok I LOVE homemade granola bars using this recipe. I posted about my first few attempts here, and I'm still making them almost weekly. I seriously can't stop eating them. They are my breakfast, snack, and dessert. The best part is I don't feel guilty eating them. I figure with all the dried fruit, nuts, and oats I could find worse things to indulge in.
I've tried a bunch of different variations of this granola bar and haven't had a failure yet. Here are a few other variations I have made
- Apple, cinnamon, pecan
- Blueberry, apricot, almond, cinnamon
- Cranberry, blueberry, almond, cinnamon, and coconut (pictured above)
I hadn't tried coconut in any other of the recipes I've made but I had seen other recipes that used it so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not a big fan of anything coconut flavor but this just added a little sweetness to the bars and I will probably add it into any other ones I make until I run out.
My husband has been taking all my variations to work and he says all the guys love them as well. In my opinion anything healthy you can get a bunch of guys to love, has to be a true winner of a recipe.