Saturday, February 19, 2011

Granola Bars

Having successfully created granola addicts with Garrett's Granola, the next step was to figure out how to make Granola Bars...After reading many recipes, I came up with this version which is a winner.


Garrett's Granola Dry Ingredients

4 cups old-fashioned oats
4 ounces whole, raw almonds
4 ounces pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 tablespoons flax seeds
4 ounces dried apricots, chopped
4 ounces dried cranberries

Other Ingredients to glue the granola together

1 1/3 c brown sugar
1 c honey
8 T butter
4 t vanilla extract

Mix together the dry ingredients for Garrett's Granola omitting the dried fruit. Toast in 300°F oven until lightly toasted, about 30 minutes. Stir in the fruit. Melt the butter, brown sugar and honey together in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Add to the dry ingredients and mix. Line a pan approximately 9"x12" with lightly greased waxed paper(greasing is important). Pour granola into pan and press into the pan with another sheet of greased waxed paper. Allow to cool and cut into bars...should make 15-18 bars.

These are very rich! Enjoy!

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