Granola BarsFrom DetroitTokyo 4 years ago
- 1 cup nut, roughly chopped (I used raw almonds) shopping list
- 1 cup old fashioned oats shopping list
- 1/4 cup flax seeds (optional) shopping list
- 1 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal shopping list
- 1/4 cup psyllium husk (optional) shopping list
- 1 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries & raisins) shopping list
- 1/4 cup canola oil shopping list
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup honey/brown rice syrup/agave nectar or combo shopping list
- 1/4 cup sugar shopping list
- 1/2 tsp sea salt shopping list
- 1 tsp vanilla extract shopping list
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Line a 13x9 baking dish with parchment paper, with overhang on the sides.
- Place nuts, oats, and flax seeds onto lined sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until fragrant & lightly browned. Remove & set aside to cool. Reserve paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine puffed rice cereal, psyllium husk, dried fruit, and cooled toasted nuts, oats and seeds.
- In a small saucepan, combine oil and honey (or whatever you're using). Bring to a light simmer. Add sugar, sea salt, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Remove from heat.
- Pour honey mixture into mixing bowl and work quickly to mix around so every part gets a bit of the sticky goodness.
- Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Smooth out with a wooden spoon or spatula (may spray with nonstick cooking spray but not totally necessary). Spread as even as you can, making sure to get all the way to the edges and corners.
- Place reserved parchment paper over top and press down firmly with your fingers, all around, trying to compact the mixture as best you can paying attention to the edges & corners.
- Remove top paper & allow to cool on countertop completely. Then, place in fridge to chill for 2 hours. Now they will be easier to cut.
- Lift parchment up by overhangs and place entire thing onto cutting board or cutting surface. Using a long, sharp knife, cut the bars into your desired size. I cut horizontally down the middle and then into eight sections vertically.
- These will last stored in an air-tight container at room temp for at least 2 weeks. You may also refrigerate these. I chose to wrap each bar in wax paper before placing in an air-tight container for portability with ease.
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Was a major hit, way better flavor then store bought! Will make again.
doubled your recipe for my daughters track meet tomorrow...lol
added more dryed fruit....and halved the rice cereal with bran buds....in the fridge....she licked the bowl so we shall see.....tanks!
Your granola bars were a big hit! Oldest daughter was home for a bit on thursday and asked me to make her batch as well, after trying one. My young track star asked if I could make a granola with the same ingredients, lol. Thanks for the recipe.
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