granola bars!!!

April 24, 2010

i’ve been wanting to make these and this morning, finally did.

one word: yum (wow, i realized that i use that word a lot in this place. i need to come up w/more creative adjectives!)

i was inspired by this recipe and this one, too.

here was my final ingredient list, with some modifications and additions to theirs:

GRANOLA BARS

:: 3 cups rolled oats

:: 1/2 c brown rice flour

:: 1/2 c quinoa flour

:: 1/2 tsp salt

:: 1/4 c sunflower seeds

:: 1/4 c pumpkin seeds

:: a large handful of dried cranberries

:: a large handful of raisins

:: 1/2 c honey

:: about 1/4 c agave

:: 1/2 c melted coconut oil

:: 1 egg

(i realized after baking that i forgot to add ground flax meal – next time!)

i blended the melted coconut oil, egg and honey/agave. in a large bowl, i mixed all other ingredients.  then i combined both bowls and mixed together til all was moist.

i had melted coconut oil in a large 9 x 13 and then placed the mix in the pan. i attempted to push it in tight so that was firmly pressed in.

i baked it at 350 for 15 minutes and checked … a few more minutes and it was beginning to turn brown around the edges. i took it out, let it cool and then cut in to bars.

it was too crumbly at first, but then i refrigerated the entire pan and waited to cut out the bars til they were cool (still crumbly but they held their shape):

we'd already eaten some!!!

we LOVED these!!! they were filling, sweet and satisfying. i love the idea of having these prepared and in baggies for the week, easily accessible for a snack during the day.

we actually ate them after dinner tonight as a treat! =)

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2 Responses to “granola bars!!!”

  1. joan Says:

    Pretty close to what I make but I use no egg so they can be packed for camping. Then it’s also vegan for me. They sit in container for weeks, or can if not all eaten. I keep on hand in container in cupboard for my grandchildren. If you use ground flaxseed it is a binding agent on its own. Mine can be cut while warm and hold there shape very well. I like peanut butter for oil. And then all the goodies like you used in them.

  2. home2learn Says:

    joan, great reminder about leaving the eggs out if needed and you are right, i’ve used flaxseed + water instead of egg at times. yours sound yummy!! thanks for sharing. =)


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