Posted by Taylor @themostdelightfuladventure
It is so awesome to be done school. It is like immediate summer, where you can fill up every single day with fantastic things. Today was one of those days, ie. it was mostly sunny and all I did was wander around the park, sit on the lovely, warm Stella's patio, meander through Superstore trying on straw hats, be enamoured with the entire flour section of Scoop n' Weigh (yes, I am that girl that would generally rather get an entire box of various flours than a bouquet of real ones), and go to BDI and play on the swing set - all with two other awesome girls. And then it was only 4:30. So much free time. So I decided to make granola bars.
I got the recipe from another awesome friend that I worked with all last summer and have been meaning to make these since probably January...yeah it's been a little busy. But now it's not!
I love granola bars, like so much. The days that we are out of granola bars are almost crisis moments. What else are you supposed to eat a 3 in the afternoon when you're hungry but also doing 8 other things at the same time?
These taste amazing. Kind of like the apple crumble topping, and they're chewy and filling and not at all glue-y like most other granola bars. Make these. Make these. Make these.
granola bars. makes 14 bars.
2 C. rolled oats.
1/2 C. brown sugar.
1/2 C. wheat germ.
1 tbsp cinnamon.
1 C. whole wheat flour.
1 C. chopped dried apricots.
1/2 tsp. salt.
1/2 C. honey. (I think you could probably also use agave syrup, I'm going to try the next time and use a little less.)
1/2 C. vegetable oil.
2 tsp. vanilla extract.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (300 degrees if you're using a glass pan). Grease a 9 x 13" pan.
Mix together dry ingredients and apricots. In another bowl mix egg, oil, honey and vanilla. (If your add the oil first and then use the same measuring cup for the honey the honey won't stick to the measuring cup and drive you mad!) Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ones. Mix and press evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are golden. Cool 5 minutes and then cut into bars.
Thank you so much Erin for your awesome recipe, I am totally making these again, maybe with some different fruit, or nuts or chocolate!
Enjoy the sunshine, xo.