Birdie and Cole and I have been staying at Grandma's house for the past few days, relaxing and having fun. Sunday night, the kids helped Grandma bake homemade granola bars. They came out warm, chewy and delicious! Here is the recipe and a few pictures.

1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup powdered, non-fat dry milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 large eggs

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place all ingredients except the maple syrup and eggs in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. In a large bowl combine and wisk the eggs and maple syrup. Add this to the food processor and pulse until well combined to form a coarse paste. Evenly spread the granola mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish and press flat. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and cut into bars.