Healthy Recipes and more
The dried fruits and nuts in homemade granola bars can often make them rather expensive and bought ones are full of sugar and chemicals. So I tried to come up with a healthy alternative.
It was the first time I’ve ever made granola bars myself and they turned out great, so it really doesn’t require a high level of skills.
You will need:
2 different kinds of grounded nuts, 3 oz each (hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds will probably be the cheapest)
2 different kinds of dried fruit, 4,5 oz each (raisins, cranberries, apples or plums will probably be the cheapest)
2 cups of oats
2 packages of dried coconut cream
1/4 c whole grain flour
1/4 c cornflakes
4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cinnamon (can vary with taste)
If you can’t find the coconut powder in the grocery store try out a local asian food store. The powder has 2 major advantage compared to regular coconut cream. It is cheaper and contains less fat/calories but you can also use the real thing.
Preheat oven to 375F.Place dried coconut cream in a saucepan along with 200ml (0.8 c) of water and bring to boil. Let simmer for 5 min while spooning in honey. In the meantime mix all the other ingredients in a big bowl.
Remove coconut cream from the stove and let cool down for a few minutes. Pour over the other ingredients and knelt until it becomes one thick mixture. I had to add another tbsp of water so you too may have to add more water. When done spread the dough on some kind of oven dish.
Bake for 20 – 30 min. Take out of the oven and let cool down at least half an hour before cutting in to slices.