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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 200.8
  • Total Fat: 7.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.9 mg
  • Sodium: 146.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Alton Brown's Granola Bars

Submitted by: MOIRALEIGH

Introduction

These granola bars are so much more tasty than any store bought variety, and much more filling. A wonderful snack or breakfast to go with plenty of fiber, vitamins and no preservatives. These granola bars are so much more tasty than any store bought variety, and much more filling. A wonderful snack or breakfast to go with plenty of fiber, vitamins and no preservatives.
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    8 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats, about 2 cups
    1 1/2 ounces raw sunflower seeds, about 1/2 cup
    3 ounces sliced almonds, about 1 cup
    1 1/2 ounces wheat germ, about 1/2 cup
    6 ounces honey, about 1/2 cup
    1 3/4 ounces dark brown sugar, about 1/4 cup packed
    1-ounce unsalted butter, plus extra for pan
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    6 1/2 ounces chopped dried fruit, any combination of apricots, cherries or blueberries

Directions

Butter a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.


In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.


Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Makes 16 (2 inch) squares.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOIRALEIGH.





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  • I made this and all of my family loved it. It was quick and easy. Tasted wonderful and I can see myself making it in several different varieties. I like that it has a lot of dietary fiber and protein in it and still you feel like your having a "snack". - 2/6/08

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