Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fruit Dark Chocolate and Almond Granola Bars




Nuts..Chocolate...Fruits..all in one granola bar! Its a nutritious low fat snack to relish on. The store brought Granola bars are packed with sugar usually corn syrup is used as a sweetener and binder ,but i'm using a natural sweetener and an organic egg as a glue for the bars. These are perfect to go snacks or even to go breakfast.

Ingredients needed
2cups cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup Almonds or Pecans
1/4 cup Pure honey or 1/2 cup agave nectar(natural sweetener)or 3/4 cup Splenda(artificial sweetener)
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup dried fruit, any combination of apricots, cherries or blueberries
1/4 cup Dark chocolate coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 Organic Egg

To make this Healthy Snack

Preheat the oven to 325F.
Place the oats and nuts on a cookie sheet,toast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer them in a mixing bowl and let cool for few minutes. Mix in the chopped chocolate ,cinnamon and flour

Whisk the egg in another bowl and stir in the the honey,Olive oil and salt. Add the egg mixture to the oat mixture. Spread the mixture on the baking dish(9x8 inches) lined with Aluminum foil .Press down evenly distributing the mixture. Bake for about 25-30minutes. Cool; cut into bars with a lightly oiled knife.

8 comments:

Arabic Bites said...

Yum! This recipe looks great!! I think it's far better and healthier than anything you can buy premade.
sometimes I make mine with half rolled oats & half oat bran or quick oats.

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe :)

zainab :)

Yasmeen said...

Thanks zainab!
I add couple of spoons of wheat germ sometimes, that adds more protein to the bars. Your proportion for the recipe sounds perfect.:)

easycrafts said...

Thats a really healthy one..Something special for u here http://simpleindianfood.blogspot.com/2008/08/carrot-tofu-sevai.html

easycrafts said...

Also tagged u

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sounds healthy and gr8. Thank u for the award.

Vidhya said...

This looks yummy. Will try to make this soon. Thanks for the visit to my blog and comments. BTW did u join foodbuzz publisher program? If not send me an email will send u the referral letter.

Yasmeen said...

vindhya -thanks for visiting. I did join food buzz and applied for the featured publisher program . Waiting for the response.
thanks for your offer.

Laavanya said...

You have a beautiful blog Yasmeen... these granola bars look fabulous.

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