|Easy Granola Bars|
Even better than the granola bars from the store are the ones we make ourselves. We use whole grain oats, almonds, peanuts, and olive oil. Local honey and some brown sugar bind the bars together. G-man especially enjoys crushing up peanuts with a mortar and pestle.
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup unsalted, roasted peanuts
2 cups quick oats
1/2 cup honey (or rice syrup)
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 300F
With a mortar and pestle, crush the peanuts and almond slices. (You can use a food processor.)
In mixing bowl, combine crushed peanuts, almonds and quick oats. Mix well.
In a pyrex bowl, mix honey, brown sugar, olive oil and vanilla. Microwave on high until the sugar is completely melted.
Stir all ingredients together and mix well. Pour into an oiled 9x9 pyrex baking dish and press until even with the back of a mixing spoon.
Bake for 25-30 minutes @300F. Cool completely before cutting. Makes about two dozen bars.
This recipe was shared with Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love, the Hearth and Soul Hop, Fat Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Scratch Cookin' Tuesday.