Saturday, July 11, 2009

Granola Bars

These granola bars are quite healthy as I reduced the amounts of sugar and honey, but that means they're not as sweet tasting as other recipes. You could try substituting fruit juice for the water and add more dried fruit to get a sweeter tasting bar. They're still yummy though and a good consistency (not too crumbly or dry).

2 cups oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 t salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
2. Mix the dry ingredients, the dried fruit and the sesame seeds together in a bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the water, the honey and the melted butter.
4. Add the honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir through.
5. Press the mixture into a greased baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
6. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before cutting.

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