My husband went crazy for these bars! I followed the recipe pretty closely except I left out the turbinado sugar and instead used a full 1 cup of honey, as I felt there needed to be as much binding agent as possible. Also for this reason I replaced the oat bran with more nuts as bran seems to soak up liquid readily. It worked great, my bars were quite solid. One tip is to make sure that you brown the nuts and oats to a very golden brown in the oven before assembling. Remember once pressed into the pan these are not baked further. Thanks, Sharon123! [Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag]
These are great masha Allah! They really can be changed up to accommodate what you have and like. May not even need the additional sugar for which I used dark brown. I did use an unrefined sunflower oil, additional old fashioned oats as I didn't use coconut or rice cereal as I had neither on hand. I used chopped walnuts and sliced almonds. Ground up more old fashioned oats instead of oat bran which I didn't have. I didn't add flax or yeast. Used sweetened dried cranberries and crystallized ginger (loved that addition), sesame seeds which I mixed in after toasting. I used date syrup! Worked well. Didn't add vanilla and used sea salt. They were soft and fell apart at parts but yummy and pretty healthy seeming none the less. Made for Cook-a-thon for Sharon123 in KK's forum.
These are awesome! Thanks for the recipe! ~lauracyw http://cultivateyourwellness.com