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.

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

Procedure

Bar

  • 1/2 Cup butter or margarine
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 33%); Total Fat 12 ( Saturated Fat 1.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 35; Sodium 270; Potassium 218; Total Carbohydrate 49; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 31; Protein 6; Calcium 45; Iron 2;

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