Granola Bar

It is a sweet oat bar. These kind of energy bars are easily available in any store ; but isn’t it better to munch on the homemade bars? It is a perfect energy bar to have immediately after workouts. It can be your breakfast or a snack.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Oats – 1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Almonds – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  3. dates (pitted) – 1 heaping cup
  4. peanut butter – 1/4 cup
  5. Honey – 1/4

Method :

Step 1 : Toast oats and almonds  in an oven at 350 degrees F (176 C)  for 10-15 minutes or until slightly golden colour.

Step 2 : Process the pitted dates in a food processor for about a minute or until it is rolled into a ball.

Step 3: Put oats, almonds and dates in a large mixing bowl.

Step 4: Heat honey and peanut butter in a saucepan in low flame until it gets warm. Pour it over oat mixture and combine well, breaking apart the dates.

Step 5 : Once thoroughly combined, pour it into a baking dish lined with a wax paper (so that the bars can be easily lifted up)

Step 6: Again cover on top with a wax paper .Press down firmly until flattened uniformly. (you may use a drinking glass to press down and pack the bars properly). Refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes to firm up really well.

Step 7 : Cut the bars into small -required sizes and store it in an air-tight container.

 

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