Maple granola bars
These homemade granola bars are ideal for breakfast on the go or an afternoon pick-me-up when the 3 p.m. slump hits. You can tinker with the ingredients, swapping in any nuts or dried fruit that you like in the amounts called for in the recipe. The oat mixture will be sticky once combined, so you’ll need to wet or lightly oil your hands before you shape it into logs. Bake them a little less—20 to 25 minutes—for a chewier bar and 25 to 30 minutes for a crisper bar. Store the granola bars in an airtight container for up to a week.
Quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup(s), chopped
½ cup(s), chopped
Dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp, packed
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Combine the oats, raisins, almonds, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
- Bring the syrup, honey, water, and brown sugar to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from the heat. Pour over the oat mixture, stirring well to coat. With wet hands, shape the mixture into 10 (4-inch) logs. Place the logs on the baking sheet and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Bake until the bars are slightly firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes; remove from the baking sheet and cool completely on a rack.