Friday, March 25, 2011

Nutty Granola Bars

This recipe is from Everyday Foods magazine March 2011.

 3/4 cup honey
2 TBS butter
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats (I used Gluten Free)
1 1/3 cups slivered almonds ( I used whole cocoa almonds that I had and chopped them up)
coarse salt
1 cup raisins or other dried fruit (I used 1/2 raisins and 1/2 cranberries)
1/3 creamy almond butter or other nut butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar.
 1. preheat oven to 325, in a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup honey and butter over low until butter melts.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, and pinch of salt. Drizzle honey misture over oat mixture and stir to combine. Spread mixture over a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown about 20 mins, stirring occasionally. Let cool completly and return to large bowl, add dried fruit and stir.

3. lightly butter 8 inch square baking dish, in saucepan combine 1/2 cup honey, almond butter, and brown sugar over meidum. Cook, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a boild and sugar dessolves. drizzle over the oat mixture and stir until combined. Transfer to baking dish. With spatula, firmly press granola into dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour, then cut into bars or squares.

 Mine came right out of my baking pan so I cut them on the cutting board and placed each one in a snack sized plastic bag.

1 comment:

CJA said...

sorry for all the blog comments Ive been stalking for so long didnt have time to comment on my phone so here I am lol, JMA LOVES the chocolate almonds we are totally gonna make these as soon as I get the oats :)