Toasty Oaty

Made some granola bars! Woop!

I’ve been posting some recipes to Instructables and I’m loving that website. DIY and How To’s for everything from chicken soup to laser robots. Yeah, laser robots. It’s a thing.. in the future..

I’ll keep posting what I make here of course, but I’ll be linking it to my Instructable pages for a more in depth break down. Also my mom joined, which is awesome. We are nerdy instruction pals 4ever. Also, my cream cheese recipe, has twenty two thousand views. How mental is that!

These granola bars are the cats ass BTW. Crunchy outside, chewy inside, easy, fast, cheap, healthy.. what more could you want.

Healthy Granola Bars
Yield:  12 bars
Time: 15 mins. prep, 1 hour bake
Cost: <$10 or approx. 0.60 cents per bar

Hardware:

– medium sized pot
– baking sheet
– parchment paper
– wooden spoon
– 8×8 inch square cake pan, greased and lined with parchment paper

Software:

– 1 can sweetened condensed milk
– 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
– 1 cup nuts
– 1 cup dried fruit

Optional:
1 cup chopped chocolate
1 tsp oil

Combine + melt for dipping or drizzling over bars.

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread out oats and nuts (but not the fruit!) on a cookie sheet.

Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, stirring often to avoid burning the oats around the edges. As soon as it’s turning a bit brown and you can smell the toasty nuts, it’s done. Set aside.

In a saucepan, heat the condensed milk until the consistency is runny. Add in any spices + salt.

Add all of the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly mix and evenly distribute all ingredients.

Pour the mixture into a 8×8 inch parchment lined baking pan and and flatten with a spatula or the back of a spoon.

Bake for about an hour @ 300  degrees until the mixture looks dry and is not sticky to the touch. It should be just barely starting to brown.

 

 

 

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Author: Kara Lalalala

I write this blog for my family cause I am terrible at letters & emails.

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