Homemade Granola Bars

March 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Bite. Crunch. Sweet. Chew. Salty. Swirl. Swallow. Be satisfied. So simple; so satisfying. The beauty of this recipe is that you can add your favorite everythings. These are mine.

Inspired by the fabulous Mr. Bittman. 
Mark, you are too good.

1 cup oats
1 cup rice crispies (I use brown rice)
1/2 cup almonds or your choice nuts
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 golden raisins or your choice dried fruit
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Canola oil for pan-greasing

  1. Combine almond butter and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until blended, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Pour in honey-almond butter mixture and stir well. Give it some elbow grease. Use those hands.
  3. Lightly grease a shallow baking pan with canola oil and line it with plastic wrap. Spread the granola mixture evenly, over plastic wrap. Pressing down gently, distribute granola mixture evenly throughout pan and cover with another layer of plastic wrap; refrigerate until set, at least one hour.
  4. Once set, remove by lifting the edges of the plastic wrap out of the pan; peel off the plastic and cut into your desired granola bar shape! Deeeeeeelish.

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