How to Make Granola Bars

An inexpensive and easy alternative to packaged granola bars. Chewy and hearty, they make for a great breakfast.

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Preheat oven to 350. Line 8x8 pan with aluminum foil. Ready a food processor, cutting board and measuring cups & spoons.

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This is everything you'll need to make some tasty, chewy granola bars.

This is everything you'll need to make some tasty, chewy granola bars.

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Combine dry ingredients (cereal, oats, salt and cinnamon) in food processor.

Combine dry ingredients (cereal, oats, salt and cinnamon) in food processor.

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Pulse until finely chopped and thoroughly combined.

Pulse until finely chopped and thoroughly combined.

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Combine wet ingredients (eggs, honey, peanut butter and vanilla) in a large bowl.

Combine wet ingredients (eggs, honey, peanut butter and vanilla) in a large bowl.

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Whisk wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Whisk wet ingredients until thoroughly combined.

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Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.

Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.

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Stir to combine, making sure there are no dry spots in the mixture.

Stir to combine, making sure there are no dry spots in the mixture.

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Gently fold in any extra ingredients (fruit, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)

Gently fold in any extra ingredients (fruit, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc.)

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Spread the mixture into prepared 8 x 8 pan, using an offset spatula to ensure a level surface.

Spread the mixture into prepared 8 x 8 pan, using an offset spatula to ensure a level surface.

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Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges start to brown.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges start to brown.

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Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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Using the foil as an aid, remove granola from the pan and turn onto a cutting board. Peel away the foil to expose the granola bar goodness.

Using the foil as an aid, remove granola from the pan and turn onto a cutting board. Peel away the foil to expose the granola bar goodness.

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Cut into individual bars - 8 is a good number.

Cut into individual bars - 8 is a good number.

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Wrap for freshness and start eating breakfast again!

Wrap for freshness and start eating breakfast again!

Ingredients

1 Cup Cereal (Shredded Wheat, Kashi) 
1 Cup Oats 
½ Teaspoons Cinnamon 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
2 Eggs 
¼ Cups Honey 
¼ Cups Peanut butter 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla 
½ Cups Cranberries (optional) 
¼ Cups Chopped nuts (optional) 
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