Granola Bar

Original recipe by Ina Garten : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/homemade-granola-bars-recipe

Makes: 8 bars

What you need

  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup Wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 5 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Dates, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Dried apricot, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Sesame seeds, or mixed seeds

How to put this together

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Put oatmeal + sliced almonds + desiccated coconut on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 mins, stirring half way through. The mixture should be light brown.
  3. Pan roast wheat germ
  4. Line an 8 x 8 baking tin with parchment paper.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 150 C
  6. Put the toasted oatmeal mixture in a bowl. Add wheat germ. Mix well.
  7. Put oil + honey + brown sugar + vanilla extract in a pot over medium heat. Bring to boil, then take off heat.
  8. Pour the syrup over toasted oatmeal mixture. Mix well.
  9. Add dates + apricots + sesame seeds. Mix well.
  10. Pour mixture into lined baking tin. Press down gently with the back of spoon.
  11. Bake for 20-25 mins, or until light golden brown.
  12. Leave to cool completely.
  13. Cut into 8 pieces, and store in airtight container.
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