Saturday, February 21, 2009

Perfected Granola Bar Recipe

I have made several variations of this recipe over the past few months, and here is my favorite.

Toast in the oven at 350 until browned.:
2 c quick oatmeal
1/2 c almond meal (only 3.99 a lb at Trader Joes)
2 T. sunflower seeds

Meanwhile, heat the following ingredients on low in a large sauce pan:

1/4 c honey
1/4 c molasses
1/4 c brown sugar
3 T. butter
1/2 t. salt
2 T. vanilla or almond extract

The mixture should be bubbly, but don't let it burn.

Turn off stovetop heat. Add toasted oats and nut mixture to the liquids. Also add 1 c. dried fruit of your choice (I like a mix of craisins and raisins), and 2 T protein or flax powder (optional). Mix thoroughly until all ingredients are well coated.

Place into a greased 9x9 inch pan. Makes 12-16 bars.

These taste great, have lots of protein and good for you stuff in them. They make a good breakfast, or a good snack after exercising.


Anonymous said...

Yeah-I've been waiting for your recipe:) Only thing is, how long do we cook it?

Katie Jones said...

20 minutes at 300 degrees

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

Thanks for posting this - I've been meaning to ask you about your final recipe but kept forgetting. :)

Ma Torg said...

Very good. I left a lot of the ingredients out because they weren't in the cupboard and it still turned out great. The molasses flavor is perfect!

Katie Jones said...

I really think that when you are baking, you can substitute most refined sugars for either molasses or honey. Honey works better for plain white sugar and molasses for brown.