An altered recipe based on this: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/playgroup-granola-bars/
2 cups of rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup wheat bran
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and generously grease a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray (I used the spray for baking).
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sugar, wheat bran, flour, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the egg, oil, honey, apple sauce, peanut butter, water. Mix just until combined with a spoon. Add the chocolate chips until evenly distributed. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes (this allows the wheat bran to absorb some of the moisture before cooking).
|After the mix sits, it thickens up a bit.|
|I left a 1 inch gap at the end of the pan because I didn't want them to be too thin.|
|After they came out of the oven.|
|And sliced into bars - yummy!|
Omit the Peanut Butter, add 2 tsp vanilla, increase amounts of chocolate chips if desired.
Vanilla Cinnamon Raisin
Omit chocolate chips and peanut butter. Instead add 2 tsp vanilla extract, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2-3/4 cup of raisins (to your liking)