Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Cranberry Granola Bar

Not all recipes you find online actually work out. This one turned out PERFECT. N.B. We didn't use non-stick cooking spray, I don't trust that stuff. We used butter.

Cranberry Granola Bar
16 bars
2 c. old-fashioned oats
½ c. honey
½ c. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. water
2 large egg whites
2 tbsp. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
¾ c. wheat germ
¾ c. chopped walnuts
¾ c. dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. 
Line pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang; spray foil. 
Spread 2 cups old-fashioned oats on plate; microwave on high, in 1-minute intervals, 4 to 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden, stirring occasionally. 
Let cool. In large bowl, whisk honey, vegetable oil, water, egg whites, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until well blended. 
Fold in oats and toasted wheat germ, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries; transfer to prepared pan. 
Using wet hands, press into even layer.
Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until golden. 
Cool in pan on wire rack. Using foil, transfer to cutting board; cut into 16 bars. 
Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 4 days or freeze up to 1 month.