Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Granola Bars

Recipe: (adapted from Bon Appetit)
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup coconut oil (plus more)
3/4 cup chopped dried cranberry
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
2 tbsp toasted flax seeds
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1tsp salt
1/2 cup white or dark chocolate chips (optional)

-Pre heat oven to 400º.  
-Run the oats quickly through a food processor, this will make it easier for the kids to chew. (optional)
-Mix oats and almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once. Let cool on sheet.
-Reduce temperature to 325º
-Brush a 13x9 metal or glass baking dish w/ coconut oil and line with parchment paper; brush paper with oil.
-Brush a large bowl w/ coconut oil and mix together oat mixture, cranberries, flaxseeds, coconut, and sunflower seeds. Set aside.
-Bring 1/4 cup coconut oil, honey, sugar and salt to a boil, stir until sugar dissolves. Let it boil for 1 minute then pour over oat mixture.
-Stir until everything is evenly coated.
-Transfer granola onto prepared baking dish and lightly press evenly.
-Bake for 10 minutes. Turn pan and continue baking for another 15 minutes until the edges are darker.
-Let the granola completely cool in the baking dish then lift the parchment paper with granola and cut into bars. 
-Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and dip granola bars! yum.

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  1. omg i love your food blog with all the amazing recipes and photos! the granolar bars look amazing! i might try out the recipe some time!

  2. I liked your blog, with new and amazing food and their easy recipes. Pictures of your food looks amazing and yummy. Thanks Andy for sharing these delicious foods with us, Keep it up!