Molasses Granola BarsSubmitted by: ABALONE045
IntroductionThis is an adaptable recipe for granola bars - Go ahead, experiment with it. The molasses gives them a nice rich flavour. They are quite filling, and as a midmorning snack they provide a good energy boost. This is an adaptable recipe for granola bars - Go ahead, experiment with it. The molasses gives them a nice rich flavour. They are quite filling, and as a midmorning snack they provide a good energy boost.
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup Canola or Sunflower oil
1/2 cup fancy molasses
1 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup (optional)
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, miix the oil, egg, molasses and vanilla together and add to dry ingredients, stirring well until all is combined - if it is a very dry or crumbly, you can always add a few drops of cold water and continue mixing until it all comes together. Pour mixture into an 8" x 8" pan and flatten out evenly with a spoon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or slightly less if you prefer them chewier. Let them cool for about 5 minutes, then cut them into small squares - I cut them to be tiny, about 1" square and ended up with 36 servings.
Number of Servings: 36
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABALONE045.
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I doubled this recipe and put it in a 2 qt. rectangle casserole. I used Maple syrup in place of Lyles Golden syrup. Thinking honey would be ok too. I used ground flax seed in place of the wheat germ, so lots of flax seed. It's very tasty and filling. My husband and son love it too. Will make again. - 3/26/13