Breakfast doesn’t exactly make the meal plan, but we do think about it. Sometimes it’s just fruit, sometimes I’ll make muffins, sometimes there’s nothing at all. S eats while driving, so hand-held-edness is important to him. I take so much food to work for lunch, compact-ness is important to me. I’ve tried granola before, with some success, but it doesn’t work well for S. This time I went one step further and made granola bars. Both recipes are from Better Homes Garden (my go-to book for baking … and everything else) and follow after the jump with a few changes made by yours truly.
Mix 1 c granola with 1 c oats, 1 c nuts, 1/2 c flour, 1/2 c raisins (or other dried fruit). Stir in an egg, 1/3 c honey, 1/3 c oil, 1/4 packed brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Press into a foiled and greased 8x8x2 pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and remove foil. Cut into bars.