These are great and so simple. We doubled it and added raisins and cranberries along with the apricots. Note for anyone having trouble getting these out of the pan - on the show Alton went around the edge of the pan with a knife to free the sides before turning out the bars - it worked great for us.
Wow are these good. I used the dried mixed berries too and cut up 4 or 5 dried appricots to add to the mix. These were just a bit sticky and very chewy, so for the bars I was giving as a treat to someone, I wrapped them individually in waxed paper. I also took one bar and placed it in my oven set at 225 degrees F for about 25 minutes. The stickiness was gone and the bar was nice and crispy - so if you like your granola more crispy you may want to give this added bake time a try after you cut them. Either way, I prefer these over store bought any day.
Very good. Chewy and a bit sweet. But not too sweet - you can tell it's granola! I used a mix of dried berries instead of the apricots, cherries & blueberries. This one is a keeper & I will make it again. Thank you very much for posting this.
My bars fell apart in to cereal. The flavor was very good but the texture was not great. Even the pieces that remained in sqaures, fell apart the second you took a bite.
This is wonderful, authentic, chewy granola. I left out the wheat germ and replaced the apricots with raisins. I also added, half a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. These melted and they ended up with a slight brownie flavor.
Delicious! I have been searching for a granola bar recipe that did not require corn syrup. I might have to stop looking now! My only complaint: even though I buttered the pan, they still stuck quite a bit. I managed to break quite a few as I was trying to get them out of the pan. I'll have to figure out a better method. My changes: I used part honey/part maple syrup (I ran out of honey) and Splenda brown sugar. I eyeballed most of the ingredients instead of measuring due to everything being listed in ounces instead of cups. I also added coconut before toasting and cranberries after in place of the apricots. As an afterthought, I threw in a handful of dark chocolate chips as I was putting them in the oven. It was a great addition - next time I will be sure to mix them in before baking. Great recipe!
I followed this recipe to the approximlety measurments and it didn't turn out at all. It turned out to be a ceral instead of a bar. I wouldn't make this again but if someone else would i would Either make half the recipe for the dry ingridents or double the liquid mixture.