Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Granola Energy BarsJanuary 13, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in BCM, breakfast things, cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 20 Comments
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Granola and yogurt is my standard weekday morning brekkie. It’s fast, it’s easy and I like it. Sometimes I add a banana to jazz it up but, all in all, I keep it all pretty plain, so it’s fairly healthy. A lot of store-bought granola is anything but, with loads of sugar and add-ins. Store-bought granola bars are usually the same way…more like candy bars than healthy snacks. I eat enough sugar for dessert, so I try to avoid those “extra” sweets during the day. If you wanna control what goes in it, I guess you gotta make it yourself!
These Granola Energy Bars are loaded with nuts, seeds, dried fruit (I used raisins, cherries and apricots) and oats, of course, bound together with brown rice syrup. I think the brown rice syrup helps keep the bars chewy, too, but corn syrup or golden syrup would be likely substitutes if you can’t find it easily. These were a cinch to make, and I feel good about what went into them. And they’re filling, too, if you just need a little something to hold you over.
I bought the brown rice syrup at the health food store just for this recipe, so I’m not sure what I’ll do with the rest of the jar…apart from making more granola bars. Perhaps I’ll tweak the recipe to make my own homemade, fresh version of the candy bar kind with mini chocolate chips and peanuts, for dessert, of course.
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