Raisin-Almond Granola Bars

Crunchy, filling and totally satisfying anytime!
  • Yields 15 bars
  • Details

    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 cup California raisins

      Bar

      • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
      • 1 cup light brown sugar
      • 2 extra large eggs
      • 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

      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.

      Bar

      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 greased 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 15 bars.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 320 (33% from fat); Total Fat 12g (sat 1.5g, mono 3g, poly 3g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 35mg; Protein 6g; Carbohydrate 49g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 31g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 270mg; Calcium 45mg; Potassium 218mg

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