Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Granola Bars

Home-made granola bars has been on my list for ages and now I'm finally onto it! This combination was absolutely yuumm. These granola bars are packed with natural & organic ingredients, with an unmistakable hint of rich caramel. Very very moreish.
Once baked and cooled, they were sliced into bars and wrapped in waxed paper. The granola bars were not hard/crunchy like the nature valley ones, but rather toothsome & chewy. (like an oatmeal cookie) I'm going to make another batch soon, but this time with a nice chocolate glaze (: (:

Home-made Granola Bars

Mix together:
2 C Nuts, lightly toasted (I used a mix of Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Pecans)
1/3 C each of Pepitas, Sunflower kernels, Black sesames and Golden flax
2 C rolled oats
1/2 C quick cooking oats
1/4 C wheat germ
1 C of dried fruits (Cranberries, Raisins, Dates)
Sea saltHeat until melted and smooth:
1/3 C each of olive oil, unrefined molasses sugar, fresh milk, honey
3 T Tahini
whisk in:
1 egg white

Combine both and mix well. Press into a 13x9 inch pan and bake at 170C for 20 min.


  1. Always looking for new granola bar recipes. THanks for sharing.

  2. We too are fans of healthy homemade granola bars and always on the look out for something new.

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  3. i've been wanting to make granola bars for ages now but haven't gotten around to it. these look great!

  4. I love these!! Thank you for a beautiful post. I've included this recipe in my Top 27 Healthy Recipe Posts on the Internet

    Thank you for sharing!!!

  5. I am so excited I found your granola bar recipe, I love how it uses olive oil and unrefined molasses. I have a question, though. I have attempted to make these bars twice and although they have turned out so yummy, both times I have not been able to remove them from the pan without crumbling apart. I am taking the time to write and try and troubleshoot because everyone who has tasted these is in love with them! Anyway, I'm wondering if your bars are a little delicate (they look very much intact in your photo), or if I am missing some trick. The first time I mistakenly added chocolate chips to the mix, which then melted into the mixture upon baking and I thought this was the problem. But the second time I made sure to follow your recipe exactly as written, however I did strain the liquid mixture through a mesh strainer because after adding the egg I had a few tiny bits of cooked egg that I wanted to get rid of, so maybe I strained something out that I shouldn't have? I don't know. Any thoughts would be appreciated, and thank you! -Linda

  6. Linda it could be that you need to let these bars set and cool in the pan prior to removal :)