Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chewy Granola Bars

These thick granola bars can be customized with any kind of nuts, seeds and dried fruit your kids like, in any proportion.

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups quick rolled oats, barley flakes, or a combination
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 cups chopped dried fruit, nuts and seeds
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup peanut butter or another nut butter
1/3 cup liquid honey, maple syrup or corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8″x8″ pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, oat flour, salt and cinnamon. Stir in the dried fruit, nuts and seeds.

In a small bowl, whisk together the canola oil, nut butter, honey and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until well blended and crumbly. Press into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden around the edges. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

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Created for Quest by Chris at:
foodelf.wordpress.com

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