These Granola Bars are so easy to make at home, and honestly, you can tailor make them with ingredients which you love!
VERY slightly pissed right now, the camera SD card which has pictures of six dishes, including the one which needs to be shared in this post, is giving me a “CARD ERROR” and not letting me retrieve any pictures. Now I have two choices – either to not post today or post but add a picture tomorrow, as there is no chance of me baking, cutting and then clicking Granola bars by 6 pm (and pictures clicked post that are anyways shitty) and then hubby told me why don’t you make, take pictures of the whole stuff and post the sliced pictures tomorrow. It seemed like a decent middle path to me, so here is the post which I will update with the sliced bars pictures tomorrow.
And now over to the calm post this should have been, not the rant that you read above but then somebody told me it is good to rant once in a while 😉
Granola Bars is one of those things that I hate to buy from market. It is easy to make and far more nutritional when you bake them at home. One can literally control what goes in and how much.
I make my granola bars once in two weeks, each time tweaking the ingredients a little bit which change the flavour of the bars. They are perfect in the child’s snack box or as a quick breakfast with a glass of milk. I throw them in my gym bag to be eaten just after my swim, N eats it after his run and sometimes when in mid day I am hungry, I just pick one of these and eat rather than picking up junk.
Have you checked my recipe of the Apple, Apricot and Muesli bars yet?
Millet & Oats Granola Bars
- 1 cups oats
- 1/2 cup puffed rice
- 1/2 millet foxtail
- 1.5 cups dried fruit nuts almonds sunflower seeds apricots raisins blueberries mixed and , a combination of chopped , , chopped dried , , and dried works well
- 2 tbsps coconut dessicated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract .
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1/3 cup honey
- Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and combine well.
- Grease and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Press the granola mixture onto the sheet.
- Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees centigrade for about 25 to 30 minutes or until evenly browned.
- The mixture will still be soft when just of the oven. Using a knife, carve out the squares or rectangles that you want at this stage but don't try to remove them from the sheet. Allow to cool completely. Cutting out the shapes at this stage will make removing them easier when they're hard and cool.
- Store in an airtight jar or box.
What brand of oats do you use to make granola bars? Do you toast them before using? Since most of the recipes call for rolled oats but the ones that we get in India are quick oats, does that make any difference to texture?
@Shyama, I use baggry’s oats and they work. I prefer to toast them but the bars turn out fine without toasting as well
Hi…how long can we store the bars? Should we use any preservatives to make it stay longer?
I prefer not to add any preservative. The bars stay for a week or so but I think that is how home cooked food should be