Granola Bars You’ll Love
Makes: 16 bars
Makes: 16 bars
I have a wonderful group of neighborhood friends that get together and visit, most mornings. We tell stories and laugh so heartily! It’s such a great way to start the day. I wanted to create a healthy breakfast granola bar to bring to my special friends. My team and I tested several recipes and this one was the winner! Made with oats, banana, nuts, seeds, no sugar added, dried fruit and superfoods, this breakfast or afternoon snack will fill you up without any guilt!
Equipment needed: 9 x 13 pyrex or baking dish, parchment paper, cooling rack, pizza cutter
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line a 9 x 13 pyrex dish with a piece of parchment paper (with overhang) so the bars are easy to remove.
Take the dish out of the oven and place it on a heat proof surface. Using the parchment paper overhang as handles, lift the cooked slab out of the dish and onto a cooling rack. Use a spatula to loosen dough from parchment paper and place slab directly on the cooling rack until completely cool.
Remove the dish from the oven. Using the parchment overhang as handles pick up dough and place it on a cooling rack. Place a fresh piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and then a sheet pan on top of that. Carefully flip the dough over onto the parchment paper lined tray. Peel parchment paper from top of the dough and place granola slab back in the oven and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the top of the dough is golden brown. Remove from the oven and place the slab directly on the cooling rack until completely cool.
Once completely cool, slice the slab into 14 -16 bars. A pizza slicer works perfectly, as it easily cuts through the dried fruit and nuts. Serve, or store in the refrigerator for a week, or in the freezer for 4 to 6 weeks.