Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chewy Granola Bars...

After all those holiday goodies are you ready to have a healthy snack on hand?? Here's your ticket: Healthy Homemade Chewy Granola Bars, loved by kids and adults alike. Super simple to make, but heads up- they take about an hour in the oven... gotta cook them slowly to keep them chewy! This is another recipe complements of my super talent sister, Danika... love her! Thanks for sharing your recipe.... and your granola bars when we see you!

Here's a much overdue shout out & thanks for all your recipe sharing! She's great at it all- cooking, mothering, listening, being the "baby whisperer" for my friends & I, being an awesome auntie and great Granola Bar-Maker! Love you!!
1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats
1/2 cup raisins or cranraisins (I use half of each)
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/3 cup ground flax seed (or you can use wheat germ)
2 TBSP sesame seeds
a sprinkling of cinnamon

Super simple. Preheat your oven to 225 then in a large mixing bowl, add your almond butter, honey and vanilla and mix until well blended. Then add your dry ingredients, mix well until it's evenly blended, sprinkle in some cinnamon and give it one more stir. Then in a greased cake pan, dump out the ingredients evenly and pat down with a spatula. Then bake for about an hour- should be golden brown on top (could take about an hour and 15- check them after an hour though). Take them out, let them cool and then cut them into granola bar sizes to your liking. Store in an air tight container to keep them fresh- Enjoy!!!

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