Cinnamon berry granola bars

Cinnamon berry granola bars

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Makes 12
These granola bars are great for lunchboxes, breakfast on the run or just with a cup of coffee

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per bar

  • kcal294
  • fat17g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.14g
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Ingredients

  • 100g butter, plus extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g porridge oats
  • 100g sunflower seeds
  • 50g sesame seeds
  • 50g chopped walnuts
    Walnuts

    Walnut

    wall-nut

    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 3 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

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    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries, or a mix

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.

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sairastarr
10th Apr, 2013
5.05
best flapjacks I've ever made, i love this recipe. I substituted almonds for the walnuts and didn't have any sunflower seeds but still amazingly tasty
jbroadhurst1967
1st Feb, 2013
5.05
Fantastic recipe will definitely make over and over again.
norah_comerford
31st Jan, 2013
5.05
I made these yesterday and absolutely love them. They are really easy to make. They worked out nice and crunchy too, which is good as I don't really like chewy ones. I added extra nuts (hazelnuts, almonds and brazils) as I didn't have enough seeds in the cupboard. I'll be trying them with less butter next time to make them more healthy.
samijo230670
9th Jan, 2013
5.05
Success! I swapped the 100g of dried fruit for 100g of dates, chopped them up and melted them in a pan with a bit of water, to make a paste. I added this to the final mixture and it has made them nice and moist. So tasty, so moreish, so going to have eaten them all before I know it!
livyliv
25th Nov, 2012
The first time I made these gorgeous granola bars they tasted divine but fell apart and looked more like a cereal topping. I wanted to try the recipe again, this time determined to create bars not crumbs. With all the mixture combined, I added a splash of water to try and bind the ingredients a bit better. It worked!! It was still crumbly while cutting it, but not as messy as the previous attempt. Next time I will add even more water in the hope of zero crumbly bits falling off.
samijo230670
13th Nov, 2012
5.05
An addition to my previous comment; feedback from my mountaineer friend is that the bars are extremely tasty, but a little crumbly. So, I am going to try adding some dates, and melt them in to the butter etc, before adding the oat mixture. I'll keep you informed!
samijo230670
6th Nov, 2012
5.05
Reduced the walnuts and added some almonds instead. I haven't tested them yet, but they smell delicious! I think the fact that the seeds, oats and nuts are toasted first, it must add to the nutty flavour. I've made these for a friend who's off on a mountaineering trip, I'm sure they'll keep him well fuelled-up!
sugarbunbun
26th Sep, 2012
I was disappointed with the result as found them very hard and crumbly, but sprinkled them on to some yoghurt and will use the rest on an apple crumble. I think I wud rather a more chewy consistency.
tjkent2426
7th Jul, 2012
4.05
'These are delicious and have a great flavour but make sure you pack the mix down before baking' Everyone should try these.
cobhrai
30th Jun, 2012
4.05
I used pumpkin seeds and dates and only cooked for 20 mins. Mine are also a bit crumbly around the edges where I did not press it down firmly enough. I used plain oats instead of porridge oats which maybe why it is a bit crumbly? However totally yummy :-)

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