We are just back from a short trip to Palakkad and Nelliampathy the much needed break from the usual routine I would say! I'm back only physically :) the mountains, valleys, mist, monkeys ,deep forest areas,greeneries all around is still passing by my eyes.And my long time desire of eating puttu with kadala curry has finally happened and I thoroughlly enjoyed it that I forgot to click them;)
Okay coming to these tasty granola bars...me and amma are greatly addicted to it. Everytime there is no snacks at home with no second thought I would jump to make these tasty and healthy bars. And my lil one likes it in the form of museli.
I've been experimenting these bars many times and finally here I am with the recipe with correct measurements.
First dry roast oats, cornflakes, nuts and dry fruits in a pan until a nice aroma comes and oats starts slightly browning up. Keep aside.
Now in the same pan, add butter heat it till it melts. Now add honey, demererar sugar, vanilla essence and water, heat it until the mixture starts bubbling up.
At this stage add the roasted oats, cornflakes and nuts mixture and mix well until the honey mixture is coated on all sides of the oats cornflakes mixture.
Then transfer to a butter paper and spread it using a spoon or a wooden laddle to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Straighten the edges and make it as a square or rectangle.
Cover it with another butter paper and press them down gently.Allow them to cool for 5mins then cut into bars.Bake the bars at 200 deg C for 5-7 mins to make it more crispy , this step is optional but it will retain the bars crispness for a longer time. Cool down and store it in an airtight container.
You can make these bars in oven too but I prefer stove top method easier than the oven method.I like my granola bars for munching during tea time with a cup of milk.Its your choice to make them into bars or squares as per your convenience. If you like oats then am sure you will like these bars too.
Granola bars are readily available in super markets with different combinations of nuts and dry fruits.
- Dont over roast , as it will give a burnt flavour and spoil the taste.
- If you try to reduce the amount of honey then it will be hard to make pieces/bars.
- You can use any type of nuts and dry fruits, the only thing to note down is the quantity.
- Store them in an airtight container and enjoy them any time.