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Granola Bar Recipe

Granola Bar Recipe

Pamela taught me how to make these healthy granola bars in class several years ago, and they are just delicious. Not only are they the perfect light dessert for summer, but my kids also love making them with me – always a plus! XXJKE

 

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Recipe

Granola Bar Recipe By Pamela Salzman

  • Servings: 8-12 bars
  • Units:
  • Course: Sides

Ingredients

  • 2 cup 473 ml oats old-fashioned rolled, (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 cup 59 ml sunflower seeds raw
  • 1/4 cup 59 ml coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup 118 ml nuts chopped, raw (pecans or almond are good)
  • 1/4 cup 59 ml almond meal ground
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt fine grain sea salt
  • 1/2 cup 118 ml fruit unsulphured, dried
  • 3 tbsp butter unsalted, or unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup 118 ml brown rice syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract pure

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

If you like thick granola bars, grease an 8 or 9-inch square pan with butter or coconut oil and line it with unbleached parchment paper (this will help get the bars out of the pan.) If you like them a little thinner, say 3⁄4-inch thick, use an 8 x 11-inch pan.

Place oats, seeds, coconut and nuts on a large baking sheet and toast for 12-15 minutes. Do not allow anything to burn!

In a large bowl, combine almond meal, cinnamon, salt and dried fruit. When oat mixture is out of the oven, add to bowl. Mix the melted butter, brown rice syrup and vanilla together and pour over the oat mixture, stirring well to coat evenly.

Pour mixture into pan and press down with a spoon, spatula or damp hands.

Bake for 20-25* minutes, or until lightly colored on top. The granola bar will be soft to the touch when it comes out of the oven, but will firm up as it cools. Allow to cool completely, at least 2 hours. Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the bar. Invert the pan over a cutting board to remove. Cut into individual bars and eat or store in a covered container.*