3 cups oats
1/3 cup organic raisins
1/3 cup dried organic cranberries (watch out for added sugars and hydrogenated oils)
1/3 cup dried cherries (same)
1 1/4 cup nuts (any kind), chopped
3 tbsps flax seed
3 tbsps sesame seeds
3 tbsps sunflower seeds
6 pitted and chopped dates
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup sucanat
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 free range egg, beaten
2/3 cup organic butter or coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
Making the Granola:
Add all ingredients to a large bowl, mixing well.
Press firmly into a 15"X10" glass pan which has been generously sprayed with grapeseed oil spray.
Bake at 350°F for about 20-30 minutes, or until lightly browned along edges. Cool. Cut into bars. **Mine did not stick together well after sitting for one day. I think if you refrigerated them, they would stick better right away.
It's possible to make a double batch for granola cereal two ways; before adding the honey, remove half of the mixture and store in refrigerator to be used as breakfast cereal, or combine all ingredients and toast in oven on a baking sheet, using a spatula to mix/turn. Proceed with remaining mixture as above to make the bars.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Homemade Granola Bars
Making your own granola bars is one of those "throw whatever you have on hand in" type of recipe! Here's one that I did: