Cinnamon berry granola bars

Cinnamon berry granola bars

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(83 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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

    Walnut

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    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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mrshwc
25th Apr, 2012
I too would leave out the cinnamon, but these have great potential. Mine turned out really crumbly and fell apart when I cut them after cooling - any tips?? Should I use all honey/no sugar? Also could I have made them too thin? Spread them into a normal tin.
malaikamusic
10th Apr, 2012
Really nice recipe. Change the fruit, add dried strawberries, raisins, dried pineapple etc., anything goes as long as you don't change the wet ingredients to oats ratio. I added some coconut chips (ordered off the internet) but do watch them during the toasting process though as they burn easily. Also... toast the sesame seeds separately in a pan which gives them the characteristic nutty taste, they get lost in the mix otherwise and stay pale and sad! Saiga... make sure you press the mix really firmly into the pan with the back of a spoon and that should stop the bars falling apart, overcooking can also make them brittle. Yum
creativerhythm
12th Mar, 2012
Great to taste !
juleps
18th Jan, 2012
Made these for the first time with my 5 year old. Did half cranberry/half dried strawberry mix and used some pumpkin seeds in the seed mix. They're great - good taste with a lovely crunchy texture & have held together well (my big worry with lots of seeds etc!). Yum yum
masterfox_86
9th Jan, 2012
5.05
Excellent recipe for an energy snack to have at work that stops me reaching for the cake and biscuits! I did make one alteration, I love my chocolate, so I added 50g of dark chocolate crushed up and stirred it in to the warm mixture so it melted in. Absolutely made it for me!
parkinson6595
7th Jan, 2012
5.05
Veeeeeerrrrrrry nice! Having it in my pack-up every day plus really easy to make.The granoala is very nice and sticky, I like sticky!But sometimes it is a bit crunchy and hard, but it is brilliant:)
d41d0y
19th Nov, 2011
5.05
These are lovely! I used a different variety of nuts and seeds but they are still delicious. I only baked mine for 25mins and I'm glad I did because they are nice and chewy :)
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

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