Wednesday, May 5, 2010

From the Kitchen of Chef Busy.Butterfly-Granola Bars

As I mentioned a few days ago I wanted to start doing some other types of posts. I love food, well who doesn't love food, but I love everything about it. Right from picking the recipe to, going out to purchase the ingredients, to the chopping, and stirring to the baking or cooking and of course the eating. On Mondays I will share all sorts of things about being a vegetarian and on Wednesdays I will share other recipes and tidbits about all things other than vegetarian meals. Some days it may be a meal that my kids love and other times it might be a baked good that I love.

Today as my first entry from the kitchen of Chef Busy.Butterfly I wanted to share a very easy but very yummy recipe that I use to make homemade granola bars. My kids love it. You can make it with just the oats and butter or you could add other little tidbits to it. Nuts, raisins, and craisins are a healthy addition. I have also thought for a little treat some chocolate chips would taste pretty good too. I know I can buy granola bars at the store but I have been striving to eliminate many of the preservatives and additives that are in packaged foods. My kids don't really understand why and actually they don't care one way or another as long as they get to have a little something to satisfy that sweet tooth. This seems to fit both my desires of less packaged food and the kids desire for some yummy.

Chef Busy.Butterfly's Granola Bars
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds

1. Melt Butter/Margarine and combine with brown sugar, vanilla and 1 slightly beaten egg.
2. Stir rolled oats and almonds into the brown sugar mixture. Mix well.
3. Press into a square pan and bake in a 350 F / 180 C oven for 15 min or until golden brown.
4. Let the bars cool before cutting into squares.


  1. I will have to try these, Kerry! My kids love granola bars, but I feel bad that the ones we've been buying have so much high fructose corn syrup...that stuff is evil!

  2. These look really yummy! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. I made these yesterday and tried them today- very good! :) Do you store them just in an air tight container or do you refigerate/freeze them?