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Granola Bars

Extract from Honey & Oats • By Jennifer Katzinger • Published by GMC Publications


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45 mins

Honey & Oats
Makes 10 bars

Gluten-Free Variation:
Substitute ½ cup oat flour, which you can make yourself by pulverizing gluten-free oats in a food processor, for the whole-wheat pastry flour.

Vegan Variation:
Substitute 1½ tablespoons flaxseed meal soaked in ⅓ cup water for the egg.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 304 projects » © 2024 Jennifer Katzinger / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · *(c)2014 By Jennifer Katzinger. All rights reserved. Excerpted from Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners by permission of Sasquatch Books.
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Be sure to leave a 1-inch overhang all around the sides of the pan. This will help you remove the granola bars.

  • Step 2

    Spread the oats, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until they are lightly toasted, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes. This will take about 7 or 8 minutes total. Transfer to a plate to cool.

  • Step 3

    In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well combined. In a large mixing bowl, stir the oil and maple syrup until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla, then the dry ingredients. Stir in the oat mixture until everything is well combined. Fold in the raisins and chocolate.

  • Step 4

    Turn the mixture out into the prepared baking pan. Press the mixture down to compact it and evenly distribute. Bake until the granola is set, 25 to 30 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack and let the granola cool completely, about 1 hour. Gripping the aluminum foil, carefully lift the granola out of the pan, slide it from the foil onto a cutting board, and cut into bars. I recommend cutting into 1½ -by-4-inch bars. You may have a small amount of granola bar left uncut; save it, as it is delicious crumbled over yogurt.

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