I am a huge fan of oatmeal and granola bars. I can eat both for any meal during the day! My kids didn’t fall to far from the tree in relation to my love for granola bars. All 3 of my kids LOVE granola bars. I decided to take our favorite food and make a homemade version, oatmeal granola bars.
Granola Bars Your Way
Oatmeal granola bars have never been so easy. You can change these up depending on what you like: add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chopped almonds as well as switch up the type of oatmeal…all up to you! I kept to a simple recipe to give you a base idea.
I decided to stick to two different types of instant oatmeal: High Fiber Maple and Brown Sugar and Simple Grains Honey Almond. You will need 8-10 pouches of Instant Oatmeal. The reason for the 8-10 pouches is depending on what texture you are wanting. If wanting a little more chewy oatmeal granola bar, stick with the 8 pouches.
You can even change up the thickness of these: want a more thicker granola bar? Bake these in a 8×8 pan. If you want a thinner granola bar, bake in a larger size pan, 9 x13. I wanted to make my oatmeal granola bars more like breakfast bars and went with the 8×8 pan.
Do your kids love the chocolate dipped granola bars? If so, you can melt 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips and pour on top of these granola bars (even better, dip them into the chocolate mix!). Let them sit in the fridge for about 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened. So tasty and much like eating those chocolate dipped Quaker granola bars.
Get ready to be amazed as well as wowing others with these homemade oatmeal granola bars! I could not keep these long in my house 🙂