Homemade granola bars

Several of you have commented that you have tried some of the recipes we shared on here and you love them. And lots of you are trying some of the "less is more" tips.  I am so glad!! Kudos to you all for making strides towards reducing excess, cutting costs, learning greater contentment, and experiencing the joy of giving.  Keep those stories coming!!!

My friend Morgan recently asked me for a granola bar recipe that wasn't crumbly. She is pursuing cost-cutting and hoping to be healthy about it.  I directed her to a couple that I repinned on Pinterest.  Those are great but Morgan's inquiry sent me to the kitchen - I wanted one just a bit differnt than ones I had tried.  I found some recipes and tweaked them to likings of my family.  Here's the result.  Hope you enjoy!!
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut/wheat germ/flaxseed mixture
  • 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease or spray a 7 by 10 3/4-inch nonstick baking pan with butter or cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg, then stir in the brown sugar, peanut butter, and honey.
  4. Add the melted butter, oats and nuts and any additional healthy options.
  5. Stir to combine, then add the chocolate chips.
  6. Spread mixture into the baking pan, press down very firmly to form an even layer.
  7. Bake until the edge of the mixture begins to brown, approximately 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool. They harden as they stand.