Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Homemade Granola Bars



These are the perfect snack! Full of flavor and rich consistency. Give them a try, you won't regret it!


Ingredients:

2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ.

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dates, apricots, and cranberries and stir well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.




Source: Ina Garten - "Back to Basics"

3 comments:

Annie said...

Hola,mi nombre es Annie, te ví en el blog de Angélica y decidí visitarte, me gusta tu blog y las recetas que tiene, estas barras de granola son espectaculares y muy sanas, también el risotto muy bueno.
Si quieres visitarme, bienvenida.
Un saludo y un beso

Pilar said...

Hola,

Me encantan las barras de granola y estas se ven muy ricas. El risoto te quedo fantástico también, mi favorito es el risoto de tomates, pruebalo.
Y me gusta mucho Ina también.
Cariños,

ANGELICA BERTIN said...

Me gusto mucho tu barrita de cereales
Ideal para los chicos las lleven al cole
Esta muy buena para hacerla
besos http://comidachile.blogspot.com/