Happy Tuesday! I might start posting a "Tuesday Treat" although that title is already used by a Youtuber I follow, so I'd have to come up with another name. This recipe is adapted from Lynn's Easy Homemade Granola Bars. It's crazy how many granola bars that my husband eats in a week--at least a box (of 8, I think) from the store. Since I often forget to restock I decided to look for a recipe where I could make my own without all the preservatives, salt, etc. To Lynn's recipe, I added raisins and cinnamon, because oatmeal raisin are his favorite type of cookies. I didn't have corn syrup, so I doubled the honey, which is why mine aren't quite sticking together as they should. Nonetheless, they're extremely yummy. Note: In addition to my add-ins, I'm also extending the suggested baking time to 25-30 minutes from the 22 she suggests.
(Update: I tried the recipe again with corn syrup and they came out perfect!)
1/2 c butter
1/2 c brown sugar
2 tbs honey
2 tbs corn syrup
2 1/3 c quick oatmeal
1/2 c raisins (or other dried fruit)
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) In a medium saucepan, melt butter, sugar, corn syrup. Remove from heat.
3) Stir in oatmeal, cinnamon, salt, and raisins. Pour into a 8" square baking pan that has been spritzed.
4) Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
5) Cool in pan for 5-10, then cut into bars. Cool completely on a wire rack.