Monday, June 22, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars

Rach was in town this weekend for the convention, so we did a lot of cooking (especially since it rained on Sunday and drowned our plans for hiking). This was the first time for either of us granola-makers to make granola bars. These were wonderful. A little crumbly if you don't let them completely cool before cutting them. Rach wrapped them individually in saran wrap so you can easily pick one up on the go.

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup currants
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
4 T sunflower seeds
2 T flax seeds
4 T shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 T molasses
2 t vanilla
1 tsp lemon zest

350 - line 9x13 with parchment paper (for easy removal and cleanup)
Combine dry. Heat wet ingredients until smooth - mix wet and dry together.
Pat into pan - bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely. Refrigerate after cooked.

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