Healthy Granola Bar

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WHAT'S SPECIAL

Enjoy the goodness of yummy & healthy granola bars for a fraction of the cost of store brought ones and you know what exactly goes into them. A perfect breakfast or snack on the go.

Healthy Granola Bar

Servings 12 bars
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients

  • cups Rolled oats(not quick oats)
  • 2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup Dry fruit mix I used 1/2 cup chopped almonds,1/4 cup chopped raisins and 1/4 cup cranberries. You can use any combination you like, even some chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • cup Vegetable oil/Virgin coconut oil/Butter
  • cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence/extract

Instructions

  • Line a 9” x 9” square pan with 2 criss-cross sheets of parchment paper leaving extra overhang on all sides. Grease the parchment paper thoroughly with butter.
  • Mix the rolled oats, desiccated coconut, brown sugar, dry fruits, salt in a mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl or jug, mix vegetable oil, honey, vanilla essence until homogeneous.
  • Add the liquid ingredients into the oats mixture and coat everything thoroughly.
  • Transfer the granola mix into the prepared pan, level with a spatula and firmly press it down with a measuring cup. It's very important to firmly press everything down.
  • Bake in a 325°F preheated oven for 30 mins. After baking, lightly press it down again and let it cool down completely (for 1 hour). If you try to cut the bars before cooling down, it will crumble.
  • Carefully remove the parchment paper.
  • Slice with a sharp knife into 12 bars. You can also cut it into square shape.
  • Drizzle some melted chocolate on top if desired. I used some dark chocolate.
  • Healthy granola bars are ready to Enjoy!!

Notes

  • Make sure you are using parchment paper and not wax paper or foil as they will stick to the bar.
  • The granola bars will keep in an airtight container or plastic Ziploc bag on the counter for up to 1 week with pieces of parchment or waxed paper between layers to keep them from sticking, or wrap them individually in parchment or waxed paper and keep them in the freezer in a large Ziploc bag for up to 2 months.
  • Instead of vanilla essence you can flavor with cinnamon powder.
  • Some suggestions for the 1 cup of dry fruits: 1) Mini chocolate chips and hazelnut.    2) Pistachio, cranberries, pumpkin seeds. 3) Walnuts, dried pineapple and coconut chips/flakes. The options are endless.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #backtoschool, granola bar, healthy snacks, snacks for kids

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Food for Soul

 “Speed Kills.” 

“If Satan can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” Busy is a tool that Satan uses to get us off track and to steal our time.  Sometimes, it doesn’t take blatant sin to rob us of what God has for us.  Sometimes we miss it because we fill our lives with busyness.

John 10:10 “A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.”

Slowing down has to be one of the hardest challenges of our lives here on earth!

Between our professional and personal lives, many of us struggle with being “busy”. The danger that lies therein is not having time for the most important things in life. When was the last time that you skipped your devotions because you were too rushed in the morning? What about not being able to properly serve at church because of “other” commitments? What about not praying because you don’t have time?

We don’t just have too much on the go; no, most of the time we just don’t have our priorities in the correct order. Tozer once said that “Anything that keeps me from my Bible is my enemy, however harmless it may appear to be.” How do we battle “busy” and get our priorities straight? Maybe it means waking up earlier in the morning, or perhaps learning the art of saying, “No”. Both apply in my life!

We’re told in Proverbs 21:5 that “the plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.” To be hasty means that you’re hurried, you’re in a rush. When we’re busy, we each need to learn how to apply Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” We can’t be still if we’re rushing around being “busy”!

God bless you!

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