homemade granoloa bars

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by FH, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. FH

    FH Guest

    i'm trying to lose weight by eating right and exercise. i was hoping to find
    a homemade granola bar recipe that is about as healthy (but tasty) as can
    be.

    any help would be apprecitated.

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Guest

    FH wrote:
    > i'm trying to lose weight by eating right and exercise. i was hoping to find
    > a homemade granola bar recipe that is about as healthy (but tasty) as can
    > be.
    >
    > any help would be apprecitated.
    >
    > thanks in advance
    >
    >



    This is more healthful than it looks, in spite of a few dubious ingredients:


    Bob's Granola Bars

    1/4 cup margarine (canola or peanut oil might work)
    1/2 pound marshmallows (about 30 large)
    3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
    1 cup whole almond kernals
    3/4 cup grated coconut [estimated amount]
    generous 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, a.k.a. "craisins"
    generous 1/2 cup diced dried turkish apricots
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    1/2 cup roasted and salted sunflower kernals
    2 cups puffed rice breakfast cereal (like Rice Krispies®)

    Toast oats and almonds in a 375 degree oven. It works best if they are
    in seperate baking dishes, otherwise the oats tend to insulate and
    protect the almonds from the heat. Meanwhile, in a huge heatproof bowl,
    melt margarine and marshmallows in the microwave. Stir with a big spoon
    to combine. Stir in the coconut, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, and wheat
    germ. Next add the hot oats and almonds. Lastly, stir in the rice
    cereal. It will be very sticky and hard to mix. Spray a 9x13 glass
    baking pan with your favorite non-stick spray. Transfer the sticky glop
    into the pan and press it down as tightly as you can -- covering it with
    waxed paper while you press it helps. Allow to sit for a half hour or
    so, and cut into squares when they are no longer sticky.

    --
    Best regards,
    Bob
     
  3. FH

    FH Guest

    i used simular ingrediants as you have suggested, but when i baked them,
    they didn't stay together very well.

    i used cooking oil and honey, but they fell a part something terrible.. so i
    added on raw egg into the mix, baked, cooled off and they came out better,
    but they still had a tendency to fall a part... what am i missing? (i didn't
    use hardly any butter).
     
  4. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Guest

    FH wrote:
    > i used simular ingrediants as you have suggested, but when i baked them,
    > they didn't stay together very well.
    >
    > i used cooking oil and honey, but they fell a part something terrible.. so i
    > added on raw egg into the mix, baked, cooled off and they came out better,
    > but they still had a tendency to fall a part... what am i missing? (i didn't
    > use hardly any butter).
    >
    >



    Use marshmallow instead of honey (honey might be a little better for
    you, but it's overrated, and marshmallows are stickier). You don't have
    to use a whole lot.

    Bob
     
  5. Mark Thorson

    Mark Thorson Guest

    FH wrote:
    >
    > i'm trying to lose weight by eating right and exercise.
    > i was hoping to find a homemade granola bar recipe that
    > is about as healthy (but tasty) as can be.
    >
    > any help would be apprecitated.


    Granola consists of grains stuck together with sugar.
    There are both carbohydrate-rich, which some people
    claim are antithetical to a weight-loss diet.
     
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