My family says that “Granola Cake” is a misleading name…that they pictured something more like a trail mix cake; in other words more healthy than dessert haha! They said it should be something more like “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars”. Some of my tasters who don’t love granola were surprised by this cake…and ended up loving it. They really do taste more like a really good chewy oatmeal cookie. It was LOVED by all.
There is a lot of wiggle room in this recipe to customize it to what your group might like. I used a vanilla almond granola from my local produce store. I was able to buy it in the quantity that I needed which was great. There are so many more flavors of granola to try and I sure they would each be great and change up the flavor of the cake. I used mini chocolate chips and white chocolate shavings and also boosted the spices by doubling the cinnamon and nutmeg amounts. It turned out perfect. We loved the chewy inside and the crunchy outside. The granola gave the bars an interesting texture that we really enjoyed.
I also loved that it was easy to make with ingredients that you can have on hand. I am planning on making this again. It is a keeper!