One of my kids’ favorite snacks have always been granola bars. I like them too, because they’re easy to take with us on the go. But when I cut back on processed foods, I decided that granola bars would have to go. I had always thought they were pretty much junkfood disguised as granola, but it was one of the concessions I was willing to make. Well, no more. I’m trying to cut costs wherever I can to put towards the pastured chickens and eggs and raw milk that I’m buying, so granola bars have been pretty scarce around here lately. And my kids miss them.
When I saw this recipe for homemade granola bars on Katie’s Kitchen Stewardship blog, I knew I was going to have to try them. I thought it would be fun to videotape my little venture, so here you are!
Can I just say how much I’m enjoying my new Frigidaire range and microwave? That bottom rack that comes out when I open the oven door is so convenient, and the convection feature cuts cooking time down by about 25%, which is great when I’m trying to get dinner ready in a hurry.
For the granola bars recipe, go to Kitchen Stewardship. And while you’re there, print off her granola recipe as well. Boxed cereals are another food product that’s gone by the wayside lately, and I’ve been looking for a homemade cereal recipe that my kids like for the days that I don’t have time to make a hot breakfast. Both girls gave this granola two thumbs up!