February 08, 2017

Chewy Granola Bars

 My husband likes granola so we bought some the other day. I started nibbling at it myself, even though, I can't say, I love granola that much (not as my husband does) but I found myself going back for more, until  I realized, this sweet treat wasn't quite the best choice as it had high sugar content, a bad culprit, among other things, so I decided to try and make some granola bars instead. Using ingredients such as oats, nuts, dried fruits and seeds, this bars make a delicious, and great vegan snack. It was a breeze to make them and the end result, fantastically delicious granola bars!

Hope you'll enjoy them as much as we do,



1-2/3 cups oats
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, cashew or almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoon water



In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, salt and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in cranberries, apricots, cherries, coconut, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds; set aside.


 In another bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, agave syrup, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of water.  Add this to the oat and fruit mixture; stir to mix well adding the remaining water if needed to hold together.


Pat into a greased 9 inch x 13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until edges start to brown.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Cut into bars. Keep in an airtight container.



Happy Baking!


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