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Fast and Easy Granola Bars

Fast and Easy Granola Bars

10 minutes prep time
20-25 minutes bake time
Makes 16-20 granola bars for about $2.00 using pantry items on hand and store brand oats and cereal.


Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cover 10x16 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (leave out cinnamon if making with mini chocolate chips)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats (not quick cooking or instant)
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
    3/4-11/2 cup of your favorite mix-ins (see below for ideas)

Wisk eggs, egg white, sugar, oil cinnamon salt and vanilla ina large bowl. Stir in Oats and rice cereal. Add your favorite mix-ins. Pour into prepared pan, and spread flat with spatula.
Bake for 20-30 minutes. Cool. Pull foil from bottom of bars and cut with knife sprayed with cooking spray.

Wrap individually with plastic wrap or use snack size bags to store.

Your favorite mix-ins 1 1/2 cups total for recipe

  • raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • dried blueberries
  • dried chopped apricots
  • sunflower seeds
  • almonds
  • pecans
  • peanuts
  • mini chocolate chips (if using mini chips only use 3/4 cup)
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