Ohhh-kaaay, so I caught the tail-end of Martha today and they were making granola bars. Need I say more? I have tons of granola bar recipes (like this one...so good!) and I love to try new ones so I was up for the challenge.
This one sounded interesting because it called for vegetable oil...hmmm, different? Other than that, the ingredients are minimal and wouldn't you know it, I had all of them in my pantry just waiting to be used. I had to try it. It's a gluten-free recipe from the founder of Nonuttin' Foods but you could easily make it with non gluten-free stuff if you aren't into that. They are a chewy, crispy type of bar that you could surely personalize to your tastes with different add-ins...I just added the chocolate chips in a very small dose. I've gotta say, these ones are a keeper! I just love when that happens :)
Take a look at the final product:
Yummy in the Tummy!
My kidlets loved them and they are half gone already (please don't tell the hubby!)
Gluten-Free Granola Bars
1 3/4 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oatmeal
1 1/4 cup gluten-free crisp rice cereal
1/2 cup miniature gluten-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup lightly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
Mix oatmeal and rice cereal together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside. In a medium saucepan, mix together brown sugar, oil, and honey. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring for 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour over oatmeal and rice cereal. Stir until well-coated. Pour mixture into an 8x8 pan (I didn't even grease mine and it is lookin' good!) and lightly pat into pan. Sprinkle chips on top and press down into pan. Let cool, cut into bars and pig out!
Then pour that mixture over your oatmeal and rice cereal.
Mix well and pour into an 8 x 8 inch pan.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and press down into the pan.