Monday, November 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Granola Bars - Healthy Snack Bars

If I have the option of having the same snack daily I would prefer these granola bars...Yes I like these bars so much. I relish every bite of it and go sad for the last bite everytime.You can check the other version of granola bars with stepwise here .
Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe


Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe - Ingredients
Makes 8 bars

Ingredients:
  • Quick cooking oats - 1 cup
  • Cornflakes - 1/2 cup
  • Honey - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
  • Peanut Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Demererar Sugar - 1 tbsp (You can use normal sugar too)
  • Water - 1 tbsp
Nuts & Dry Fruits - 1/2 cup
  • Almonds - 1/8 cup (broken roughly)
  • Walnut - 1/8 cup (broken roughly)
  • Golden, black raisins, figs and dates / (any other dry fruit) - 1/4 cup

Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe
Method:
  1. 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.
  2. Now in the same pan, add butter heat it till it melts. Now add honey, peanut butter, demererar sugar and water, heat it until the mixture starts bubbling up.
  3. At this stage add the roasted oats, cornflakes and nuts mixture and mix well until honey-peanuts mixture is coated on all sides of the oats cornflakes mixture.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Peanut Butter
My Notes:

  • Dont over roast , as it will give a burnt flavour and spoil the taste.
  • Dont reduce the honey or peanut butter, then making bars will be tough.Also it will stay as a bar even without baking but make it as a square(when opted for longer bars you need to bake for it to be perfect bars without crumbling)
  • You can use any type of nuts and dry fruits, the only thing to note down is the quantity.
  • Baking them at the last step makes the bars stay crisper for a long time.Store them in an airtight container and enjoy them any time.
  • Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe
    The granola bars can be stored for about a week in an airtight container. I have been experimenting these bars with various combinations and this one is my fav.

    Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

    Whenever I go to Nilgiris my first entry to the grocery basket will be Nature Valley granola bars, I have almost tried every combination of it and all of them tastes yummy.As I've already told, me and amma are greatly addicted to it so make these bars often at home too.

    Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

    Mittu loves peanut butter thats when I started trying peanut butter at home. Its easy, quick and all the more satisfies us that it is homemade. But this time I got funfoods peanut butter(creamy version) for making these bars.

    Peanut Butter Granola Bars Recipe

    56 comments:

    1. Sharmi, will this recipe stay as a bar, without crumbling if I do not bake it?

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    2. I love Peanut butter and something which looks so good and can be a great snack too can never go wrong!!

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    3. @Archana : It will stay as a bar even without baking but make it as a square(when opted for longer bars you need to bake for it to be perfect bars without crumbling)

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    4. The bars look gorgeous. I have not tried adding cornflakes. Should try it next time.

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    5. wow...sounds absolutely tempting...excellent cliks sharmi..;)
      Tasty Appetite

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    6. I just made granola bars a couple of days back .. will post it this week. Love the addition of peanut butter in your recipe.

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    7. very nicely captured bars..just love them..:)

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    8. These bars look gorgeous...I love all the flavours you have added in there. Super scrumptious.

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    9. Healthy bite and ever as a breakfast bar, loved the clicks :)

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    10. Quick snack during busy hours..luv the peanut butter flavour in this crunchy bar

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    11. Absolutely mouth watering and gorgeous looking bars.

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    12. awesome sharmi...Really a healthy one dear...Yummo..

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    13. Yummy yummy granola bars. I am sure to give this lone a try :)

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    14. Too good Sharmi... Loved the home made version always..:)
      Reva

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    15. Omg!! granola bar looks tempting and delicious..

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    16. Awesome stuff Sharmi! Perfect for little ones and definitely a 4pm snack :)

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    17. it luks awesome dear........pefectly done

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    18. Fabulous looking granola bars, feel like munching some..

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    19. Healthy & yummy!!! always love going through your clean, meat , well explained posts ;)
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

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    20. Perfect for munching when you feel hungry without any guilty...)))

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    21. Even i wud love to have this snack daily:-) Looks superb and healthy too!!

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    22. mmm. Lovely granola bars. Amazing evening snacks. Actually I can have this any time of the day.

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    23. delicious and healthy bars,lovely presentation...

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    24. Very nicely done bars Sharmi.......how could you get the perfect bars........super awesome.

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    25. Perfectly made, Sharmi! Looks delicious

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    26. Healthy and yummy bars..perfect

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    27. Granola Bar is the breakfast on the GO! Looks perfect Sharmi!

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    28. Perfect for the breakfast on go, they look very neat!
      USMasala

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    29. Looks lovely...I love granola this looks yum!

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    30. wow...sounds absolutely tempting...excellent clicks....

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    31. Very Helpful and yummy bars. They are my best friends and help me a lot every morning for breafast. Peanut flavor is yummm

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    32. those granola bars definitely look like pure indulgence!!

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    33. Healthy and I am sure must have been yummy!

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    34. Superb healthy bars..totally awesome looking.

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    35. could you please show the pic of the cup which you are using :) .. as you said for 1 cup we need to add 1 tbsp of butter .. but if we are using a smaller cup that may not sufficient for the ingrediants which we take in tbsp measurements ..

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    36. @Shashi : The 1 cup I have used measures 250ml(as shown in the sidebar in cup measures). Please refer to it, as my cup and spoon measures from there. Still if you want to see my measuring cups, refer to this post :) : http://www.sharmispassions.com/2011/10/how-to-make-idli-dosa-homemade-idli.html

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    37. I've already bookmarked one granola recipe bars from ur space and this adds to the queue as well. very well made and hats off to ur efforts

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    38. How perfect these look! I love stuff like this, so easy to stuff into the purse on the go!

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    39. Looks so good! I've been thinking of making these bars for a long time! But its not happening. At least this time i've to make! ;)

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    40. that looks sooooo tempting dear... definitely going to try this ...love ur peanut butter recipe too.

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    41. I made this and absolutely loved it... thanks for the recipe!!

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    42. Hi
      THANKS THANKS THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE
      Let me tell you why, I love the Oats and Honey granola bars from Natures valley but I have to get them from the US where my sis stays and the trips are not that frequent , you get them here in India but they are very expensive so this is the best option and I always wanted to know how to make them
      will try the and let you knw..

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    43. sharmi
      one more question
      Where can I get this sugar? In India especially in Mumbai Is it easily available...

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    44. @Mahek : You can use normal sugar itself if you dont get it but am sure you will get it in mumbai in supermarkets

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    45. Demererar sugar means, where can we get that in coimbatore.. And also tell me what is brown sugar, Is it vellam ?

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    46. @Anon: You can get Demererar sugar at Nilgiris or Nuts & Spices..brown sugar is not vellam(jaggery), it is a diff type of sugar you check that too at Nuts and Spices

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    47. OMG thanks a lot for this recipe..this is the best one i found..as i want to try this for my grandpa who is diabetic can i replace honey with some artificial sweetner?

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    48. @Anon : Yes you can replace it but see to the quantity as peanut butter and honey adds to the binding to form bars else it will not form bars will be crumbly like museli

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    49. Bookmarked it,such a healthy recipe,myself n my family need tis kind of nutritious bar nw(as we r down with fever n cold)gonna make tis weekend...will let u knw the results :)thanks..

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    50. do u use any specific brand for quick cooking oats?can i use horlicks oats or quaker for making tis?

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    51. I always use Quaker oats....yes you can go ahead with any brand of quick cooking oats

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