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August 17, 2021

August Recipe of the Month: homemade granola bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup rice krispies
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Utah kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup Utah honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • optional add-ins
    • 1/2 cup diced dried fruit
    • 1/2 cup chunks of your favorite chocolate - Utah is home to some of the world's best craft chocolates.
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Parchment line a 9x9" glass pan leaving 1 to 2" of overhang on all 4 sides. Spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
  3. Place 1/2 cup of oats in the food processor and pulse until a rough flour texture.
  4. In a medium bowl, put ground oats, whole oats, rice krispies, baking soda, salt, and any additional add-ins. Gently toss until combined.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil and honey. Stir over low heat until oil is melted and honey is complete dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Pour honey mixture over oats and gently stir until evenly coated.
  7. Pour granola into prepared pan. Pressing firmly, spread evenly across pan.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  9. While the granola is still warm, using parchment overhang, gently remove from pan. Cut with large knife into 8 2" x 4"  pieces.
  10. Let cool completely, then wrap and store. Homemade granola bars are good for up to 3 weeks.
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