I love homemade granola bars. My sister makes a fabulous stove-top granola bar. This recipe is a baked bar without nuts (so that Malachi might one day eat them). It is good and easy, and I love the taste. They are great for a filling snack or breakfast.
4 1/2 c rolled oats
1 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c softened butter
1/2 c almond butter (You can use peanut butter, but
I love the subtle nutty taste the almond gives this.)
3/4 c honey
1 c chocolate chips (preferably dark chocolate)
Mix together the honey and butter, then add everything else. Press into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Let them cool about 10 or 15 minutes before cutting into bars.