granola bars

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cranberry granola bars

Ollie’s being nice to me today by letting me do some baking. *beams*

Came across a recipe in the Good Food Asian Edition April 2012 magazine for cranberry cinnamon granola bars and thought they were too simple to pass up. I omitted the cinnamon and made 3 variations: cranberry, apricot & coconut, and choc chip. I also threw in some rice crispies to boost up the volume.

It tasted sooo good even before it went into the oven. I couldn’t stop pinching the granola mix. I told Oliver, who was happily cooing on his swing bed, that I would make him some when he was a little older. Haha.

Felt like a crazy person but that was the only way I could get things done! I was giving Oliver a running commentary on the ingredients that were going into the mixing bowl, and what I was going to do next. Heh.

The result was really crispy granola bars. I was hoping for the slightly chewy kind but I reckon it could be because of insufficient honey & butter due to the added rice crispies, and the baking time. No harm, loose pieces can always go on ice cream! mmMm

Granola Bars
200g porridge oats
120g butter
100g sunflower seeds
50g sesame seeds
50g chopped walnuts
50g rice puffs
3 tbsp honey
100g brown sugar
Dried fruit, or choc chips

Heat oven to 160°C. Butter and line the base of a tin. Miz the oats, seeds and nuts in a roasting tin and toast in the oven for 5-10 mins

Warm butter, honey & sugar in 30 sec spurts in the microwave till butter has melted. Add oat mix & dried fruit until well coated.

Tip into lined tin, press down lightly and bake for 30 mins*. Cool in tin, then cut into bars.

*Depending on the thickness of the bar really. Mine were quite thin & were crispy after placing them in the oven for abt 25 mins

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