Friday, May 14, 2010

to do

I think I'm in love... The moment I saw these Homemade Granola Bars from GOOP I knew I had a fun & yummy project a head of me! Can't wait to make {eat} these...

Completely healthy & totally easy. A great breakfast or after-school snack too. {music to my ears}

- 1 1/3 cups quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats, divided
a pinch each fine salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground ginger
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped (or any combination of roughly chopped dried fruit and/or nuts)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup high quality maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup (a great substitute for corn syrup, available at lundberg.com)
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8” square baking pan with parchment paper, letting a bit of excess paper hang over the sides.

Grind 1/3 cup of the oats in a food processor until powdery. Add them to a large mixing bowl with the remaining oats, the salt and spices, flax seeds, and apricots. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and then stir them into the dry ingredients.

Put the mixture in the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula. Bake for 1/2 hour, or until evenly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes. Remove to a cutting board (the parchment paper will act as a sort-of sling, making this very easy). Cut into individual granola bars.

3 comments:

  1. hi,

    i just posted my favorite granola recipe!

    we must both be suffering from granola on the brain!

    ~janet

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  2. i hardly ever open my Goop emails - thanks for the heads up, A!
    @janet, i LOVED your broccoli recipe - i've made it a few times. i'll have to check our your granola recipe.

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  3. i have a version that I do all the time. I will give this one a try.

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