Thursday, March 15, 2012

Granola Bars

These granola bars are full of good things and perfect to pack for lunches or as a nice 'pick me up' snack in the afternoon.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins
Syrup:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Spread oats, wheat germ, sunflowers seeds, and pumpkin seeds on a large baking pan and toast in the oven at 325ยบ for 12 minutes.
  2. While this is toasting bring all the syrup ingredients to boil in a saucepan. Once it starts to boil reduce heat to a simmer. Let simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Pour toasted ingredients and the rest of the dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  4. Stir syrup mixture into dry mixture until well blended.
  5. Press mixture into a 9" x 13" pan.
  6. Cool until firm. Cut in pieces and wrap each bar individually in plastic wrap.
  7. Store in a cool place.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for this recipe....I can't wait to make these - love your site..it is my homepage - so it is the first thing I read every morning. Bread for the Journey has always been my favourite. The "recipes" on Sunday are ones I always try.

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  2. Granola Bars are good for lunch at work. Have to make these for my husband and daughter who are looking for good things to take for lunch. Thanks!

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  3. Mmmmm, nice mix. Simple method. Thank you, Betty.

    Anna (Toronto)

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  4. Betty, it's been along time since I made Granola Bars, perhaps will have to make these real soon. Thank you for the recipe :)

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  5. I love these granola bars. They are nutty & chewy and a great satisfying snack at work!

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  6. How do I make Bread for the Journey my homepage?

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  7. I just wrote down the recipe and hope to make today or tomorrow!! Thank you for the lovely recipe!

    Jennifer

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  8. Would love to make these bars for my granddaughter but she has a nut allergy. If I left out the nuts, would they turn out the same?

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  9. I have been looking for a good granola recipe. I think this is it.

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  10. Oh Betty, I will have to try these. I think I have all the ingredients too. Maybe a good after-school snack today.

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  11. TOOOO much of a good thing. I overate. SOOOOO GOOD@

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  12. I need to try these- have tried several baked bar recipes and find them too crumbly for school lunches... still working on the perfect recipe.

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  13. I think I will try this recipe. I was looking for a granola bar recipe that didn't have peanut butter in it. The one I tried was quite dry. by your picture, these don't look dry. Thanks!

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  14. I think I will make those for our upcoming ski trip. Yummy!
    How many grams of protein in one bar?

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  15. I found these bars to be tasty and full of very healthy ingredients. How do you get them to stay together as bars? Mine are falling apart quite badly. Any suggestions?

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  16. Anonymous..I really can't tell what you should do different. Did you put them in the fridge to cool before you cut them?

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  17. I have made these 2 times and they do not stick together either. I'm not sure what to do.

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  18. I also was wondering about what to do to keep them together. Most of them stayed together, one section of the pan did not. I think I may have cooked the syrup a little too long, or maybe I didn't get the syrup mixed in completely well, or maybe I didn't press them down as well on one side of my pan. I'll try all of those things next time. LOVED the flavor (although I did make a little substitution of Rice Krispies for the sunflower seeds to cut the calories from nuts down a hair) And I added some pumpkin pie spice, because I like that in everything! I was very pleased to finally find a bar recipe that did not have a ton of oil in it. Thanks!!

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