Foodie Blog Roll 2

Friday, February 18, 2011

Almond and Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These crunchy, slightly sweet granola bars are the perfect thing for an on-the-go breakfast or a quick snack. They are nutritious and packed with protein and good fats. I adapted this recipe from How Sweet Eats and it is a great base recipe. I will definitely make theses again and probably jazz them up a little next time. Happy eating!

Almond and Peanut Butter Granola Bars


4 C rolled oats
2 T ground flax seed (flax meal)
1/2 C raw almonds, chopped*
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C honey
3/4 C natural, creamy peanut butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9X13 dish with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine oats, flax meal, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Add honey and stir until it is will incorporated. Melt peanut butter and add to oat mixture; thoroughly combine. Press mixture in an even layer into sprayed dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting so they do not fall apart.

* I wanted big pieces of almonds in my granola bars so instead of just rough chopping them, I cut them each length wise and them cut those pieces in half. It took a minute, but I'm gland I did it.

These are not overly sweet and would be great with a handful of chocolate chips or fruit in them also. Give it a try!

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2 comments:

  1. I made these for my son who is very health conscious and they were really good.

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  2. Ilene, great! I'm so glad he liked them! Thought he might also like these Banana Oat Clusters:
    http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/banana-oat-clusters.html
    ~Cookin' Cowgirl

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