Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blueberry Orange Granola Bars

My husband loves snacks for the mornings to eat during his drive to work. I know everyone is probably sick of the things I do for him, but he does a lot for me too. Geoff works his butt off so I can stay home and raise our beautiful girls. I will never be able to show him how much I appreciate that. This is not just for him. My girls love them too and they are very good for you....
Granola Bars
(adapted from as Playgroup Granola Bars)

4 cps. oats
2 cps. brown sugar
1 cp. wheat germ
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cps. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cp. honey (I subbed some blueberry syrup. I wanted a more of a blueberry taste)
2 eggs
1 cp. Blood Orange O Olive Oil, (Veg. Oil if you do not have the flavored Oil.)
2 tsp. Vanilla Paste
1/2 cp. sunflower sees
1/2 cp. almonds, slivered
1/2 cp. pecans
1 cp. dried blueberries
1 cp. dried cranberries

I added all the dry ingredients, nuts, dried blueberries and cranberries.

I then added the eggs, oil, honey (If you want sub Blueberry syrup), and O Blood Orange Olive Oil. (Or reg. oil)

All you need to do is mix the ingredients just to combine.

Look at how wonderful that looks. When it is finished being mixed push it into a greased 13x11 pan. Bake on 350 for 35 minutes. Let it cool and cut into bars.


  1. I love granola bars. I'm liking the fruits you added into this. I haven't tried making my own yet, but I think I should!!!

  2. So sweet what you say about your hubby! you're both very lucky :)

  3. Ruth-I think so too. I adore him....most of the time.LOL

    Jenn-I wanted to pack as much into these little bars as possible....Thanks.

  4. Super Yummy! I also havn't tried making my own yet, thanks for sharing!

  5. I feel the same way about my hubby, we are both very lucky. The pic of your girls is adorable! I love granola bars, but hate to buy then in the store, cost and preservatives, yuck! I plan to try these this week. Have never seen that olive oil, but will have to start looking for it!
    Also, thanks for visiting my site! FYI, the crab cakes taste just about as good the next day, warmed in the oven on a pizza stone

  6. I love making my own granola bars - so much tastier and better for you than the store bought version! This recipe sounds great - I have bookmarked it to make soon!

  7. i am a huge fan of granola bars, they are such a satisfying snack to have on the go.

  8. Oh man, homemade granola bars rock! These sound so tasty :)

  9. Looks great! I'm going to have to hunt down some of that olive oil!

  10. Kelly and Chef Sheri- This Olive Oil is located at most whole foods store. I found it in Fresh Foods (Organic Store). I am actually going to write a post about it. It is really affordable and they have a variety: Jalapeno, Blood Orange, Clementine, Citruis, and Extra Virgin.
    They also have a variety of vinegars: Pomegrante, White Balsamic (my fav), Citruis, Champagne Vinegar, Port Vinegar, and Zinfindale Vinegar.
    The site is
    Look for my post within the next couple weeks. It is an amazing product.

    Thanks to everyone for the great comments. Those of you who try this recipe....Let me know the turn out.

  11. I love granola bars, it's my breakfast on the go. Great recipe. Thanks.

  12. I simply love making my own granola bars. I've been doing it since I was small. Love yours and I hope they were yummy!

  13. Wow...these look great. We make our own granola bars often but I love this combination of blueberries and oranges...yum!

  14. I like that you packed these with so much fruit! I'm so interested to find out about the blood orange olive oil. I'll watch for your post on that.

  15. wow! this looks like an amazing recipe. i'm looking forward to trying it!

  16. Ive never made my own granola bar..I think you have inspired me!!Figtreeapps

  17. That is so sweet to pay tribute to how hard your hubby works, mine does too and I always like to treat him with this favorites! I love granola bars myself so I'll definitely try this out!

  18. Nice and delicious ! Thank you for sharing.


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