Monday, July 26, 2010

Homemade Granola Circles

 I am always looking for a good snack to have on hand and these are just the ticket.

You will need:
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins (or you can do mini chocolate chips and leave off cinnamon)*
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
*If I go the chocolate chip route I also add 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut- so yummy!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease or spray muffin tin.
  2. Mix together oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins (or choc. chips) and salt.  Mix with a fork and make a well in center.  Pour honey, egg, oil, and vanilla into well.  Mix well using your hands and press firmly into muffin tin. (I only fill 1/2 way.)
  3. Bake for 15 minutes until circles turn golden.
You can also make these into more traditional bars by pressing mixture into greased 9x13 inch baking pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes instead of 15.  Cool for 5 minutes then cut into bars while still warm.  If they cool completely they will be too difficult to cut.  


  1. Do these taste as good as they look? I like the idea of circles. Seems like they might be easier and softer for the kids to eat that way. I'm definitely going to try!

  2. They taste even better than they look. If you do the circles for kids make them on the thin side because they are very hearty.