These granola bars are perfect for the ‘holy shit I don’t have time for breakfast’ situations. I take this with me to work very often as a snack too. Perfect to make on Sundays and will last through the week. Plus, dead easy. Enjoy!
What you will need:
- 2 cups (150g) of rolled oats 120kcal/serving (depending on your
- 1/2 cup (50g) white flour choices)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
- 2 cups of dried fruits/nuts/seeds of your choice (suggestions at the end)
- 1/3 cup (65g) of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup (150g) honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Mix oats, seeds/nuts/fruit (this time I used pumpkin seeds, dried blueberries, apricots, raisins, and sesame seeds)
2. Add salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
3. Mix well until everything is equally coated in flower.
4. At this point, preheat your oven to 180 celsius.
5. Take a small pot and dump your butter, honey and sugar in it. Stove should be on medium high heat.
6. Mix the ingredients non-stop until it boils and bubbles up. Once that had happened take the pot off the heat.
7. Pour the liquids into the dry ingredients and mix well so there are no dry bits floury bits left.
8. Grease your oven tin and press baking paper on top of it. The grease will make the paper stick. If you leave some excess paper on the sides you can later lift the whole block of granola out with it.
9. Press the mixture down with a spatula so that it’s equally distributed.
10. Bake for 10-15 minutes. You have to check it quite often as it burns easily. Once your flat/house starts smelling like heaven and granola starts turning light golden take it out and leave it to cool. The oats will be very hot and continue to cook after you have taken it out so it will get darker.
11. Wait for it to cool and proceed to cut into whatever shape you want them to be 🙂
Here are some of my favourite dried fruit combinations that I keep coming back to:
My go to combinations:
- Banana chips, greek nuts, blueberries
- Apricots, chite chocolate chips, sunflower seeds
- Coconut, cranberries, raspberries, cashew nuts
- Apples, cinnamon, poppy seeds
So there you go, I hope you enjoy it!