Cinnamon berry granola bars

Cinnamon berry granola bars

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(54 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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wilbrak
26th Aug, 2011
5.05
Easy and very very tasty! Perhaps a little on the sweet side but I guess that why everyone loves them!
wilbrak
26th Aug, 2011
5.05
Easy and very very tasty! Perhaps a little on the sweet side but I guess that why everyone loves them!
lotus48
21st Jul, 2011
5.05
I have now found the 'add to Binder button' thanks
lotus48
21st Jul, 2011
5.05
Just made these and they are lovely! a little sweet for me and next time I might leave the cinnamon out, I just wish I could see how to save this in my online binder! and can't find no guidelines to help, I have tried 'bookmark and share' but it doesnt seem to work.
laurenflincoln
14th Jul, 2011
5.05
I finally made these the other day but after peoples comments about the mixture being crumbly I decided to omit the honey, sugar and butter and instead used a small can of sweetened lite condensed milk. I also used half oats, half rice bubbles - The result was much lower in fat and sugar, chewy, crunchy, sticky and delicious! (They needed to bake a little bit longer and in a slower oven, but it was well worth it!) Would definitely recommend.
laurenflincoln
12th Jul, 2011
5.05
I haven't tried to make these yet but notice a few people mention their bars fall apart a little. One reason could be that you aren't packing the mixture densely enough into the tin. I find with all the granola bars I make its better to really squash it in. Either that or it could be to do with the oats you are using. The recipe states 'porridge oats', but if you are using wholegrain rolled oats rather than the oaties type the oats wont bind quite as well. Will give these a go and let you know how they pan out for me. :-)
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tbilisi
8th Jun, 2011
4.05
Taste nice, but they fall apart. Help please!!!!
sallymcnally
6th Jun, 2011
Does anyone know if these are freezable?
judithc
28th Apr, 2011
5.05
These bars are absolutely delicious and they are so easy to make. Will definitly be making these again and again!
vintagemunchkin
2nd Apr, 2011
5.05
Gorgeous - I varied ingredients quite a bit as fruit and nuts that needed using up. They were very tasty, good texture and kept for ages in a tin - love them!

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