Boris Mann’s Personal Blog

Jan 2010

Granola bars



cups shredded coconut

1 ½

cups rolled oats

1 ½

cups raisins


cups sunflower seeds


cup sesame seeds


cup chopped peanuts


cup chopped cried fruit, like apricots


cup mini chocolate or carob chips


teaspoon salt


cup honey


teaspoon vanilla


cup peanut butter


Step 1

Mix all the dry ingredients well in a large bowl. Blend honey, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add to dry ingredients. Mix with your hands (grease hands first).

Step 2

Press firmly into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 275 F until golden brown. Time varies but anywhere from 8-16 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cut when cool.

Healthy Granola Bars on Foodista

Ending up making these tonight. I've had oats and shredded coconut haunting the cupboards for a while, and have been thinking about an on-the-go eat in the morning sort of thing. The Orange Ginger Granola bars look good, too.

When I went to look for recipes, they're all very similar, and in fact don't seem to matter *what* you put in them.

I left out sunflower and sesame seeds, and did crystallized ginger and some candied lemon peel for the fruit. The chocolate chips were white chocolate chunks. No honey, but half a cup of turbinado sugar and dark molasses. I like the dark, slightly bitter flavour of molasses, so we'll so how that turns out.

The peanut butter was aged and sticky, so I added a bit of water to dissolve the sugar / molasses / peanut butter. No salt because I forgot about it.

Needed to bake much longer (~30 minutes) and a little hotter than listed. Didn't stick together as well as I had hoped, but did end up being tasty.