Muesli is the perfect summer oatmeal, served cold with chopped nuts and dried fruits!
OMG is there anything better than rich chocolate, sweet coconut and a salty nut? Two words, almond joy…ok, let me change it to three words…homemade almond joy…enough said!
Let’s face it everyone has an amazing banana bread recipe, you know the one that all your friends ask you to make, it may or may not have chocolate chips in it and it usually has lots of oil in it making super moist.
My daughter’s friend, Amanda loves my chewy coconut magic bars so every time there is a party or celebration I make them for her as I know it means a lot. Last night Amanda’s mom was hosting the soccer dinner party for the girls and I realized I didn’t make the magic bars for her so I created this recipe for a flourless coconut cookie with chocolate chips for them.
“Gluten Free” seems to be the trend these days as I know of so many friends that have issues with gluten and needed to change their eating habits to avoid gluten foods altogether.
Here is a great recipe for a homemade granola bars, it’s great because it’s homemade and you can alter the recipe to your likings, modify how much sugar goes into this recipe and change it up with different dried fruits/nut. As you know I love homemade granola and I love experimenting with flavors, although sometimes I tend to gravitate to the same ingredients, here is another recipe for granola bars.
I wanted to try something different for this recipe so I used fiber cereal making the granola bars a little healthier…I loved the texture/flavor the cereal added.
A few things to mention about this recipe:
- Play around with the ingredients, just use same quantities for example, you can substitute pecans with banana chips or replace the dried blueberries with pineapple
- If you cover the baked granola with saran wrap and then place it in a plastic bowl, it will be more of a granola than a bar
- You can break up the granola and use on parfaits, in yogurt, on ice cream or take it on a hike with you
This recipe is similar to my last recipe for granola bars except I used fiber cereal to add a different texture, I also used dried blueberries, cranberries and shaved coconut
Melted brown sugar with oil and corn syrup
Pour warm mixture over the oats, mix
whip egg whites, until frothy
mix into the oats, place mixed oats into the prepared baking pan
bake until golden brown
let the granola cool completely before slicing
This is just a great recipe to make and have around to snack on! I found these bars were more of a moist granola bar so ultimately I broke the bars into small pieces and used the granola for my yogurt or just to snack on, it was delicious. It’s a great recipe/snack to bring on picnics as well.
I would recommend putting parchment between the bars as they can be sticky from the honey (you can see that in my photo above). Play around with the ingredient list to make these granola bars your own!
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum
I love crumb cake, don’t you? This cake is not a traditional “crumb cake”, as I did not make the traditional crumb topping with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon also there is no cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg in this cake.
I don’t know about you but with the hot summer months, I’m not a fan of large meals and I don’t tend to have a sweet tooth. That’s why I’m sharing this super easy, healthy and tasty fruit and nut bar recipe which has dried fruit and nuts and no chocolate in this bar recipe…sorry :(. And let’s face it, nuts and dried fruit are much better than ice cream as they are all protein based (mostly).