California Raisin Granola Breakfast Bars

Grab a bar on your way out the door to jump-start your day.
  • Yields 12 bars
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1 bar

    INGREDIENTS

      Granola

      • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
      • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped, whole natural California almonds
      • 1/4 cup brown sugar
      • 1/4 cup apple juice
      • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
      • 1/4 cup honey
      • 1/4 teaspoon salt
      • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
      • 1 1/2 cups California raisins

      Bars

      • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
      • 1 cup light brown sugar
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 2 extra large eggs

      PROCEDURE

      Granola

      Preheat oven to 250°F.

      Combine oats and almonds in large bowl; mix and set aside. Mix sugar, apple juice, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla in large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 4 minutes. Do not boil. Pour mixture over oats and nuts. Toss to coat evenly. Spread mixture in large baking pan. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until granola is dry. Remove from oven. Cool, stirring once or twice. Mix in raisins. Set aside.

      Bars

      Preheat oven to 350°F.

      Oil a 9x13x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Beat in eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir granola into the mixture. Spread dough evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan. Cut into 12 bars

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 410 (32% from fat); Total Fat 15g (sat 2g, mono 3g, poly 2g, trans 1.5g ); Cholesterol 45mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 64g; (Dietary Fiber 4g; Sugars 38g; ); Iron 3mg; Sodium 300mg; Calcium 65mg; Potassium 218mg

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