Chef #643267's Note:
A fabulous granola bar recipe to replace the sugary, high-fructose corn syrup and PHO versions you find in the store. There are limitless combinations here - add some ground flax seed, omit the coconut, add some dried fruit (figs, apricots, etc.), so variate and enjoy.
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- 1While your oven is preheating to 300°F, spread the oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, wheat germ and almonds evenly on a 9x12-inch baking sheet. Bake these dry ingredients for 20 minutes, stirring them occasionally.
- 2Heat the butter, brown sugar, peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan, allowing the mixture to simmer until the oat mixture is ready to come out of the oven. As soon as the oat mixture is out, add the raisins (optional - or add any combination of dried fruit), stirring them into the other ingredients.
- 3Remove the honey mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla, then pour the hot liquid over the oat mixture and stir until all the dry ingredients are coated.
- 4Press the granola firmly into the bottom of a greased 8x8-inch pan and place it in the still-warm oven to bake (at the same 300°F as before) for 20 minutes. (An 8x8-inch pan makes bars about an inch thick; if you want thinner bars, use a slightly larger pan).
- 5When you remove the granola from the oven, allow it to cool only slightly before cutting it into squares, but wait until it's completely cool before removing the bars from the pan.
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Nutritional Facts for Homemade Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Serving Size: 1 (89 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 408.5
- Calories from Fat 202
- Total Fat 22.5 g
- Saturated Fat 8.0 g
- Cholesterol 12.2 mg
- Sodium 120.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 45.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
- Sugars 25.2 g
- Protein 10.9 g