Granola Bars

Yesterday's batchOats! Their hearty whole grain taste is one of my favorites. In this recipe Mom combines them with coconut, honey and wheat germ to make the granola bars that we’ve come to enjoy both at home and on the road. They’re delicious but not overly sweet, packed with energy and easy to transport. Try for yourself!


1 cup of raisins
2 eggs

5 cups of oats
1 cup of whole wheat flour
½ cup of wheat germ
½ cup of coconut
½ cup of sliced almonds or sunflower seeds
1 cup of dry milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla
½ cup of oil or applesauce
1 cup of honey
1/3 cup of water

Soak raisins in eggs for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients. Add raisins, eggs and wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Firmly press into greased 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before cutting. Let cool completely before removing from pan. Makes about 30.



  1. James January 28, 2007 at 11:58 am #

    Those look so good. I ate one yesterday for a carry-over until lunch and I almost asked for a second one. They are now basically default for any road trip of any length.

  2. Robert January 28, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    These were one of the highlights of the “care package” I was recently sent (thanks so much everyone!). They are delicious and very filling.

  3. Daniel January 30, 2007 at 4:13 am #

    When I think of an exciting, anticipated family vacation, these delicious goodies go right along with it! What great memories they bring! I prefer them over any and all of the store-bought ones.

  4. Carol April 15, 2007 at 11:22 am #

    Hi Staddon’s

    Mother has been wanting the recipe for your granola. I will give her this.
    Hope you all are staying warm. I hear there is another cold spell up there. Will spring ever come???
    All is well here. Deanna’ 2 middle girls just got back from visiting Carolyn in Calif. They are really becoming travelers.
    Say to everyone. Maybe I will see you in the fall???

  5. Juanita February 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    I tried this recipe about a month ago. Good inspiration; I also added banana mush to it once. So, I’m going to use this recipe as a guide and keep on experimenting with different ingredients. I enjoy this blog a lot; learning great things from your family. God is good all the time!

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