Homemade Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
From Weelicious Lunches by Catherine McCord
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (or raisins or other dried fruit) Jane note: I used mini chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup honey
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the canola oil, vanilla and honey.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the oat mixture and stir to combine. (Jane note: stir and stir and stir!)
  5. Spread the granola mixture on the baking sheet and shape it into a large rectangle about 1 inch thick.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and dry to the touch. (Jane note: mine cooked for 35 minutes.)
  7. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then cut into 3 x 1 inch bars using a serrated knife. These bars will remain fresh for several weeks if wrapped individually in parchment or wax paper. (Jane note: I am planning to store in an airtight container.)
Jane’s adaptations: I had a box of brown crisped rice cereal and I love it when granola bars have crispies in them, so I modified things a bit. Since I was adding dry ingredients, I upped the amounts for some of the other ingredients. Here are my modifications:
- Add 1 cup brown crisped rice cereal to the dry ingredients
- Increase to ⅓ cup whole-wheat flour
- Make the ⅓ cup packed brown sugar heaping
- Used ⅝ cup of canola oil
- Used ⅝ cup honey
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/homemade-chocolate-chip-granola-bars-plus-a-cookbook-giveaway/