I love muesli and granola; more so if they come in the form of a bar and are coated with yoghurt of filled with nuts. For a while, muesli bars were all I ate for at least a month. Then I found something else I loved (will save this for another post). Anyways, Ifound myself spending a ridiculous amount of money on granola bars — they aren’t cheap; well, not the really good and tasty ones. So I decided to look for a great recipe for granola/muesli bars and make my own bars. I consulted one of my all time fav cooks (Martha Stewart) online … well, I went to her website … and a couple others and made my very own granola bar. And I haven’t bought a store bought bar in quite a while now.
If you want to try it:
Delicious bars ♣
1½ cups rolled oats
2½ cups pine nuts, cashew nuts, walnuts or any other nut
2 tbsp butter
1 heaped tbsp apricot (or any other) jam
1½ tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
Lightly toast the oats and nuts (you can add pumpkin seeds, raisins and dried
fruit too) in a skillet till aromatic. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Melt butter in a skillet and mix in jam, syrup, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Cook till it thickens and starts bubbling. Pour into the toasted mixture and combine well. Transfer to a 17cm baking pan (lined with cling film) and press the mixture flat and tight. Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to set. Cut into bars or squares and enjoy!