Monday, August 26, 2013

Granola bars

I have been hunting for a good granola bar recipe that isn't sweet to stop buying processed snacks and I do believe I have found it. Made it tonight and LOVE them. They are a bit crunchy...
4 T almond butter
3 T honey
3 1/2 T agave syrup
big splash of vanilla extract
1 T brown sugar
1 1/2 c puffed rice 
1/2 c Grape-Nuts or All Bran
1 1/2 c rolled slow oats (I used porridge oats cuz there's a little bran and flax in them too)
1/3 c dried fruit- used blueberries this time if you're curious
1/4 c raw pumpkin seeds
1/3 c raw sunflower seeds 
~1/2 t cinnamon (to taste- I just sprinkled it all over the place)

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with a parchment paper (you want longer ends than the length of the pan).
2. Warm butter, honey, syrup, vanilla and brown sugar until sugar has melted and butter has thinned.
3. Mix dry ingredients in big bowl and dust with cinnamon. Pour liquid on top, mixing as you go.
4. When everything is equally, fully coated, spread the mixture into the pan. Press mixture down with long ends of the parchment paper really well. Bake for about 25 minutes until it starts to brown. Push down again and let cool completely before you cut them into 12 bars and devour.

2 comments:

Crabby McSlacker said...

These sound quite yummy! Good for you for making your own, sounds much healthier and cheaper than the junky stuff most stores carry.

azusmom said...

Yum! :)