Friday, May 13, 2011

Apricot + Fig + Pecans + Nuts = Granola Bars :)

I absolutely love granola bars. Not only are they portable, but they are also delicious. Sometimes despite the colorful packaging claiming to be "healthy" or "low sugar" granola bars are not always the healthiest. How clever the marketing industry is, as they deceive innocent people in to believing they are making a healthy and good decision when buying a granola bar. There are a few truly healthy bars, but why not just make your own? It's fun, easy, and you can choose exactly what you want to put in.


Apricot and Fig Nut Bars
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup dried apricot
1 cup dried fig
1/3 cup almond
1/3 pecan
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 egg
1/4 cup apple sauce

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 325˚F and line a 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper
2. In a food processor pulse dried figs and apricot until uniform in size (large crumbs). Set aside
3. Toast almonds and pecans, then roughly chop.
4. In a bowl combine egg and apple sauce. Mix in oats, nuts, and dried fruit.
5. Press in to pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

6 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a granola bar recipe without oil or butter for SO long!! Thanks so much!

    Have you used any other flour besides rice flour?

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  2. Thanks! I haven't tried using other flours, but that's actually a great idea. Maybe I will try that soon. If you try it, please let me know. :) I hope you like it!

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  3. I love making granola bars and yours look so delicious, Lynne! Great flavors in these. Thanks for sharing. I'm so glad to have found your beautiful blog and can't wait to check out more of your recipes! :) - Georgia

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  4. Gorgeous granola bars! I love apricots!

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  5. What a great blog you have here, these look delicious!! So glad to be a new follower! :)

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