Cinnamon berry granola bars

Cinnamon berry granola bars

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

These granola bars are great for lunchboxes, breakfast on the run or just with a cup of coffee

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per bar

kcalories
294
protein
6g
carbs
30g
fat
17g
saturates
6g
fibre
3g
sugar
17g
salt
0.14g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 200g porridge oats
  • 100g sunflower seeds
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g chopped walnuts
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries, or a mix

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line the base of a 18 x 25cm tin. Mix the oats, seeds and nuts in a roasting tin, then put in the oven for 5-10 mins to toast.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the butter, honey and sugar in a pan, stirring until butter is melted. Add the oat mix, cinnamon and dried fruit, then mix until all the oats are well coated. Tip into the tin, press down lightly, then bake for 30 mins. Cool in tin, then cut into 12 bars.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2008

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philinbrighton's picture
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These are lovely. I find honey a bit strong sometimes so I used golden syrup. I also substituted half the butter for the same amount banana to cut the fat level. I think this probably makes them more crumbly but they are fine.

teachkate's picture

A question please rather than a comment - going to make these bars as they sound so good. However, can anyone tell me the size of the cooking tray they used? (as the recipe only makes 12 I'm guessing not very big!). Thanks

francklin's picture
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Made these for my husband to take to work. They taste fantastic and really easy to make. I halved the sufar content second time round and added an extra spoon of honey and this worked just as well. Have become a favourite treat in our house. A must make recipe!

dave6376's picture
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A good basic recipe which can be varied according to individual taste. I'm not enthused by the combination of cinnamon and cranberries and the next time I make it I'll probably substitute something like candied peel (or crystalised ginger as others have suggested) and omit the cinnamon.

dave6376's picture
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A good basic recipe which can be varied according to individual taste. I'm not enthused by the combination of cinnamon and cranberries and the next time I make it I'll probably substitute something like candied peel (or crystalised ginger as others have suggested) and omit the cinnamon.

dave6376's picture
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A good basic recipe which can be varied according to individual taste. I'm not enthused by the combination of cinnamon and cranberries and the next time I make it I'll probably substitute something like candied peel (or crystalised ginger as others have suggested) and omit the cinnamon.

lornolan's picture
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Have made these twice now and used whatever dried fruit was in the cupboard (apricots/dates/raisins etc). They hold together really well and are moist but still crunchy. All the family love them, including 2 toddlers. My husband likes them as energy bars for long bike rides. Dead easy to make as well.

lilmssquirrel's picture
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I managed to make this twice without noticing I should be putting sugar in so they were a little dry, but good nevertheless.

When I made them today, I put the sugar in and they have gone from good to amazing. Slightly sticky and chewier with the sugar although maybe a little too sweet for me.

As I'm not a fan of honey, I use maple syrup instead. And use 50g chopped apricots with 50g of cherries. No cinnamon for me as I don't like that and as I don't like walnuts, I use whole almonds chopped up. Oh and I use pumpkin seeds instead of sunflowers. Wow, I'm quite fussy really, but the changed recipe is very fab - especially now I use the sugar :o)

4mutley's picture

For a coeliac it ticks all the right boxes :-)) Will make again. Made with honey instead of sugar by accident and it worked!!

catahern's picture

I've made these loads of times, they're so easy and really tasty. I made them and took them on our snowboarding holiday last winter and they made a great energy snack and were still good even after several days.

annelisarkanen's picture
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Excellent - easy and delicious. I'm going to try adding choc chips next time...

jose81's picture
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A great snack bar, and very easy to make. I don't like nuts, so just increased the quantities of oats and fruit and worked fine :-)

Definitely recommend - and I'll be making again by popular demand!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Easy and tasty - though I may have over cooked them as they were a bit hard. I left the cinnamon out as someone suggested and used crystalised ginger instead and they were lovely.

Reni's picture
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A fabulous friend of mine made it today and it was DELICIOUS! Will definitely be making it to give my kids for snacks. Good find Deb ;)

blackcat2's picture
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Very easy to make and adapt the recipe to your own storecupboard ingredients.

emsmith's picture
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Really yummy! Toasting the oats and seeds really makes all the difference, adding a real depth of flavour. I didn't have cranberries to used apricots this time around. I also made a topping with Greek yogurt and icing sugar that added a bit to the calorie content but was well worth it.

cherie202's picture
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Easy and delicious

squeak191's picture
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Oh wow, I'm really impressed with these! They are going to be my staple breakfast now, it's easy to grab one and run out the door. I also mixed up the nuts & seeds combo and used what I had - up to 200g worth of seeds and nuts to match the 200g of oats.

saiqadar's picture
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These are delicious but I don't know why my bars always fall apart? So used them as a crumble mix with custard, thats delicious too.

jhales's picture

These are great I make them every weekend and my husband and I have them to take to work for breakfast. Other people in the office love them too and have asked for the recipe.

I too have changed the nuts and the fruit used to whatever I have and have found they are very adaptable, and always taste good. I cook mine in a silicone tray which means no extra butter is needed for greasing.

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