Monday, February 14, 2011

granola bars

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
3/4 cups of butter (cold)(1/2 cup of butter plus 1/4 cup of sunflower oil)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup of rolled oats
2 or 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips

Add the flour, sugar, butter and salt together, using a mixer or by hand make a dough. (it may look crumbly or sandy at first but keep mixing it)

Once it form a dough, add the rolled oats.
Press into a pan as thick as you like granola bars.
Then sprinkle and press chocolate chips on the top.

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.

(Variations: Add 1 cup of toasted coconut to the dough
keep 3/4 cups of dough aside and press dough out and spread raspberry jam on top, then sprinkle the dough you've set aside on top.
use a variety of healthier grains and flours-I'm going to try seven grain cereal,
Use flax seeds)

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