Granola Bars

21 Sep

These bars are delicious, just the right amount of seeds to fruit to tasty oats and honey. Quick and easy to make they are extremely popular in my family! These are also a brilliant snack for kids that are tasty but give a Little bit of health as well :p

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Ingredients:
175g Butter
150g Muscovado sugar
125g Honey
1 Lemon zest
240g Oats
100g Sultanas
100g Dried cranberries
250g Chopped dried apricots
50g Pumpkin seeds
50g Sunflower seeds
1tsp Ground cinnamon

Estimated time: 60 minutes

Directions:

Firstly weigh your butter, sugar and honey into a saucepan. Zest your lemon into the pan before putting the whole thing on the hob to gently warm through and melt.

While everything is melting, weigh all of your dry ingredients into a large bowl. If you haven’t got pre-cut apricots then I would simply cut them with a pair of scissors into your bowl. This way is much quicker and a lot less sticky then using a knife 🙂

Once the cinnamon is added give the dry stuff a good stir so that everything is evenly mixed and you won’t end up with any lumps of cinnamon!

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By this time your butter should have melted with the sugar. Take this off the heat and pour onto the oats. Using a wooden spoon stir this in carefully as it will go everywhere!

Make sure everything is well mixed before you spoon the mix into a lined baking tray. Try to smooth out the top as much as possible, but don’t stress over it!

Once finished to your preference bake in the oven at 160c for 30-40 minutes. You want to cook it until it is golden brown around the edges and in the middle as it will firm up while it cools 🙂

Now cooked allow to cool in the tray before cutting it up, the warmer it is the harder to cut! Room temperature is probably the easiest to cut it at.

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And enjoy! This is a brilliant partner to have with a nice big mug of tea, especially now that the weather keeps getting iffy and rainy. Tea, biscuits and cake are becoming more and more necessary again! I hope you all love this recipe as much as we do!!!

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