Granola Bar

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Granola Bar

Postby TravellingMum » 18 Mar 2013, 05:01

Just made this today, and think it's good. (found it on the web) (of course for over ones...since it has honey)

2 Cups trail mix ( I did a mix of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, raisins, dates and coconut!)
2 cups oats
3 bananas
2 tbsp honey
1 egg

mix oats and trail mix together

mash bananas, honey and egg together

mix everything

squish in to a tray

bake at 180oc for 20 minutes

I was looking for something for the kids to snack on (and probably me as well!) that didn't have a ton of sugar and honey, and butter. This was the answer.
It isn't crunchy or chewy, slightly soft (or mine was anyway) but nice.
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby MilkyJoe » 25 Mar 2013, 14:38

Thanks for this!

I made these the other day and they were really good. I'm never sure what trail mix is (one for the translation thread?) but I threw in a mix of coconut, almonds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dates, raisins and apricots. Seemed to work alright!
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby TravellingMum » 26 Mar 2013, 00:05

Yup that's pretty much what I did! :)
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby StJuniper » 26 Mar 2013, 11:26

Really, they don't have trail mix in the UK? It's basically high-powered refuelling munches for eating while hiking/doing outdoors activities (hence trail). So non-perishable mix of nuts, dried fruits, cereals, and other odds and ends.
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Marron » 26 Mar 2013, 11:37

We have Kendal mint cake for that :D
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Agatha'sMama » 26 Mar 2013, 13:08

Question about this - do you find the bars hold together ok? I haven't tried this particular recipe but whenever i've tried oat based bars before that aren't full of golden syrup or sugar the finished product ends up very crumbly.

I don't know if I;ve been using rubbish recipes, not cooking them for long enough, or trying to cut then into too large pieces (say adult finger lenght and a couple of cm wide) but I'm obviously doing something wrong!!

Still, the end result is normally still quite munchable, just not very east to eat or transport on the go!
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby TravellingMum » 26 Mar 2013, 13:45

Mine stuck together well, which I was impressed about, as I have the same problem as you usually!
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby ToothFairy » 26 Mar 2013, 17:59

Marrow wrote:We have Kendal mint cake for that :D


PMSL :D
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby StJuniper » 26 Mar 2013, 18:45

ToothFairy wrote:
Marrow wrote:We have Kendal mint cake for that :D


PMSL :D


Now I think I need a translation...
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Marron » 26 Mar 2013, 18:56

SkytownJane wrote:
ToothFairy wrote:
Marrow wrote:We have Kendal mint cake for that :D


PMSL :D


Now I think I need a translation...

It's basically a candy bar of sugar flavoured with peppermint. Very calorie-dense, shall we say. And unlike chocolate or similar, it doesn't freeze (well, not until ridiculously cold) because of the sugar, so it's good for up a mountain. Allegedly.

Don't think you could make granola bars with it, though!
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Agatha'sMama » 26 Mar 2013, 19:49

TravellingMum wrote:Mine stuck together well, which I was impressed about, as I have the same problem as you usually!


Good news, shall try these at the weekend then!

Kendal mint cake.. Makes my teeth ache just thinking about it!
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Spunkey » 04 Apr 2013, 16:19

I wonder if this would work with applesauce instead of bananas. I don't really like banana, so I may have to try it with applesauce. But otherwise, it looks great. I have been looking for a good granola bar recipe that didn't require a ton of honey or sugar.
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Gizmo » 04 Apr 2013, 17:23

Do you think it would work without the egg? I love the sound of these but can't have egg.
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby TravellingMum » 04 Apr 2013, 19:08

Hmmmm the egg is what I think makes it need less / no oil. BUT... I say just try it without the egg. The banana is helping in their somewhere anyway. if all else fails... you can just eat it with yoghurt if it doesn't stick! :D
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Re: Granola Bar

Postby Spunkey » 04 Apr 2013, 21:01

Seems to work ok with applesauce. :)
I used a tablespoon of flaxmeal and 3 tablespoons of water in place of the egg. (I can have egg, just didn't have any available)
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