Great recipe! Easy and delicious. I used baby oats and skipped toasting them. I used walnuts for the nuts and dried cherries for the fruit. I added about 1/2 cup carob chips after cooling the mixture. I like the idea of shaping them like balls instead of bars. I had to take the pictures quickly because they got devoured! Made for February 2009 Veg Swap.
Yum, these are great and so easy to make as well. I subbed agave nectar for the honey to make it vegan, and it worked just fine. I used a mixture of hemp seeds, cashews and walnuts. Thanks for posting, made for the Dec 08 veg swap.
Five star and fantastic - what more can I say except I nearly ate the lot !!
These were quick, easy and delicious!! Great snack to bring to work when you need a little energy. I used a cookie scoop to form the granola bites
Really good, and healthy too!
I didn't rate this recipe because although they taste amazing, I could not for the life of me get them to stay in balls. I'm currently munching on the remains regardless but I was really hoping to have a little handy snack for my toddlers as my youngest is obsessed with nuts. I omitted the cranberries and doubled the raisins and I put a handful of almonds and walnuts in the food processor to chop up. I did run out of honey and didn't quite have the full 1/2 cup but I tossed in a bit of corn syrup to make up for it (or so I thought)... could this be why they didn't turn out for me?
These are absolutely delicious. I love the flavour combination of the oats with the coconut, nut butter and raisins. Soo tasty! I made half the recipe using vanilla almond butter (cause I didnt have pb on hand) and therefore leaving out the sugar and reducing the honey a tad. I was still able to form the mixture into balls, although it probably was a bit less easy without the aditional stickyness.
Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe with us, JB!
Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #42 January 2012.
Great recipe! I didn't add raisins because I don't care for them, so I doubled the cranberries. I used half honey and half real maple syrup, and left out the sugar completely. I added vanilla flavored protein powder, which has some sweetness to it. This is definitely a keeper!
These are very good! So easy to make. I did not add raisins because of my own personal preferance and used chopped almonds for the nuts. This is a keeper!
Honestly - EVEN better than I thought they would be! :) I left out the coconut as I couldn't find the dried kind anywhere, but didn't really miss it! Other than that I followed exactly! My only suggestion is to make sure you remove the mixture and put it in another bowl to cool, otherwise even after 10 (and even 15) minutes when you reach in the pan it will still be hot to to the touch. DH (who hates "healthy" food) even tried one and loved it, he wants to try these with chocolate chips instead of the craisins/raisins, which I think would be great too. Very versatile! I love that they're a little easier to transport (and work with) than the homemade bars are. Thank you so much for sharing - it's a keeper!