Playgroup Granola Bars

  • Recipe By
  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In50m
  • Servings24
  • Calories161
My girlfriend brought these granola bars over for a playgroup one morning and ever since they've been a staple! My son requests them almost daily so I usually triple the recipe and make 2 trays so we have plenty on hand.

Playgroup Granola Bars Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Playgroup Granola Bars for 24 servings:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Playgroup Granola Bars Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In50m

To cook Playgroup Granola Bars, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Playgroup Granola Bars is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your Playgroup Granola Bars within 50 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Playgroup Granola Bars easily:

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 161 calories; 5.5 grams of fat; 26.6 grams of carbohydrates; 2.4 grams of protein; 8 milligrams of cholesterol; 79 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 1st 2007

    i love this recipe. the first batch i made with mini chocolate chips and walnuts. the second just the raisins. it is amazing one taste like a cookie the other taste like a granola bar. i cut ...

  2. Jul 8th 2007

    This recipe is a wonderful start! What I love about it is all that you can do with it. I've been making this for months now. What I usually do is throw in whatever leftover bananas (goes ...

  3. May 26th 2007

    I've made these twice now and the second time I made them I tweaked the recipe a bit and came up with a great granola bar! Instead of the wheat germ I used natural wheat bran, added 2 tables ...

  4. Apr 20th 2007

    This recipe is really great, but I have some changes that can make it near perfect. I used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, canola oil in place of vegetable oil, and I reduce ...

  5. Feb 8th 2007

    Very good recipe, I've made these at least 5 times in the last month, I made several variations... I made them with pure maple syrup (prefer honey) Made them with chopped walnuts, very good. ...

  6. Jan 31st 2007

    Great coming out of the oven, nice n' chewy, but gets dry the next day. Doesn't keep as well as I would like - and a little dry and lacking spices/flavor. This would have been better with j ...

  7. Sep 27th 2006

    This is a great base for granola bars. I added stone milled flour instead of white and reduced it to 2/3 cup, cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, added 1/3 cup each flax seeds, sesame seeds, and sunf ...

  8. Sep 21st 2006

    This is the best recipe that even comes close to the expensive store bought bars. I used 3 cups of Old Fashioned oats which gave it a beefer texture (I like). I also replaced the flour wit ...

  9. Jul 15th 2006

    I've made these bars twice now; the first time, I followed the directions exactly and I found the finished product a little to crumbly for my taste. The kids and hubby devoured them and imme ...