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Granola Bar Recipe

Looking for an easy Granola Bar recipe? Learn how to make Granola Bar using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by janae18

Makes 12 servings



http://ourkitchensink.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/how-i-decided-to-create-granola-bars/

Recipe Ingredients for Granola Bar

2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 cup whole almonds (or other nut)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

Recipe Directions for Granola Bar

  1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, line a square baking pan (8 or 9 inches) with two perpendicular sheets of parchment paper that are long enough to leave an overhang. The sheets will form a ?basket? for you to lift out the sheet of granola, before you cut it into bars.

  2. Combine the oats, coconut, seeds and nuts; spread out evenly on the rimmed baking sheet and toast for 15 minutes. When the oat mixture has been toasting for about 10 minutes, combine the honey, peanut butter, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. If the sugar dissolves before the oat mixture is done toasting, reduce the heat to low.

  3. When the oat mixture is done toasting, transfer it to a large bowl and add the honey mixture and fruit; stir to incorporate. Spread the mixture in the prepared square pan, using the back of a wooden spoon or bottom of a measuring cup to press the mixture into the pan and create a smooth, even surface. Bake the granola mixture for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Using your parchment ?handles,? lift the granola sheet out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, Cut the sheet into one-inch wide bars. Next, cut the series of bars in half, lengthwise. Store in an airtight container.

  5. *Update: I originally advocated a higher amount of honey and peanut butter for those wanting a chewier bar. People seemed to have problems when they increased the amounts of honey and peanut butter, though. So, I?m now only comfortable listing the amounts that I?ve tried with success (i.e. the amounts used for the bars in these photos). I can?t stress strongly enough the need to let the bars cool completely before cutting them with a very sharp knife.

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 64.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
259
Calories from Fat
129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.3g
22%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
163mg
7%
Potassium
232mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
27.4g
9%
Dietary Fiber
5.2g
21%
Sugars
10.2g
Protein
8.3g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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