Saturday, February 26, 2011

cranberry almond granola bars.

move over, quaker.

i haven't talked food in awhile, soooooooo here it goes. prepare yourself for the most delicious granola experience of your life. i can't wait to mess with this recipe a little bit to put in some of my favorites. aka dried apples. or marshmallows. peanut butter chips. ... nutella.

this recipe is completely adjustable, i altered it myself. ready, set, go! 

cranberry almond granola bars
from smittenkitchen
1 2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oat flour (or 1/3 cup oats, processed till finely ground in a blender)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 to 3 cups dried fruits and nuts
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup honey/agave (i was running out of honey so i used mostly agave. i deserve a pat on the back for that move. flavor=great)
1 tablespoon water

preheat oven to to 350. mix all dry ingredients, then mix all wet ingredients together and combine. mix to a nice consistency. line an 8x8 with parchment paper, smoosh granola mix down. stick in the oven for 30 minutes. Take out, cut into bars, and let cool. i just grabbed the parchment paper out of the pan and let them cool on the paper on the counter to speed up cooling time. i'm just real impatient like that. you can also stick em in the freezer or whatever, just let them cool for 20 so minutes.
now remember what your life was like before you took a bite, and then go for it. but brace yourself. they will rock your world.
i wish jimmer lived next door so i could take some to him. goooo byu! and happy saturday. 

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