Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Best Granola Bars

Chicken eats a totally unreasonable amount of granola bars, and I wanted to find a recipe and start making our own, in an effort to reduce the amount of crazy things in her diet. I searched the interweb and found a pretty good inspiration recipe here.

I've altered her recipe though, and what follows is our best granola bar recipe, enjoyed by toddlers and adults alike in our house.

Manda's Best Granola Bars

2 cups of oats
3/4 cup of flax seed (ground)
3/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup of sesame seeds
1/3 cup of hemp seeds
1/3 cup of dried fruit, trail mix, etc

2/3 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of honey
4 tbsp of butter

Toast your oats in the oven (spread them on a cookie sheet, and bake at 425 for about 8-10 mins or until golden brown, stirring a few times)
While your oats are toasting, combine sugar, honey and butter in a medium sauce pan, and melt.
Mix together remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl, and when oats are toasted, add them too. Stir in the melted butter/sugar mixture.
Make sure all dry ingredients are well coated, and then turn out into a cake pan that's been lined with parchment paper.
Spread the mixture out and press down hard. The mixture needs to be SUPER compacted in order to stay together well as bars.
Allow it to cool for a couple of hours, then cut into granola bar size pieces.


Delicious! :)

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