Chocolate Chip Granola Bites
Prepared by: Susan Mills-Gray,
University of Missouri Extension
September 1, 2013
Makes 2 dozen
- 2½ cups quick oats
- ½ cup puffed rice cereal
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
- ½ cup mini semi-sweet
chocolate or butterscotch chips
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix well all ingredients except for the chocolate chips together. Start with a spoon and then mix by hand to ensure everything is blended together really well
If your mixture seems dry after mixing, add a little more coconut oil or honey. Add a little at a time until the mixture starts to come together. Stir in the chocolate or butterscotch chips.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the granola mixture and form the mound compactly. Add to a mini muffin pan that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray.
- Press the granola into the molds of the muffin pan using your hand or the back of a spoon. Press mixture firmly, compacting it as well as you can. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let sit in the pan for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Store the granola bites in an airtight container.
(Amount per serving)
Funded in part by USDA SNAP.
Running out of money for food? Contact your local food stamp office or go online to http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/fstamp/. For more information, call MU Extension's Show-Me Nutrition line at 1-888-515-0016.
Last update: Friday, October 11, 2013