Alton Brown's Granola Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 215.0
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 76.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g

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Number of Servings: 16


    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


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.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AKOPPENHOFER.

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband and I used dried cherries...very good! - 5/25/10

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  • My whole family loves these but you definitely need to press them together well before baking or they fall apart. - 1/27/15

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  • I like to add cinnamon and ginger. I add whatever dried fruits I have on hand and play around with mixed nuts.Don't use salted nuts or butter so you can control your own sodium.Try flattening the bars with an identical shaped or smaller sheet pan/baking dish to get a nice flat, dense bar. - 4/10/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is nummy, but honestly too salty and I couldn't get the bars to stick together so i just spread the stuff out on a pan and toasted it to make granola instead. I think I will stick to my other granola bars. - 8/16/10

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