I am working on developing a recipe for granola bars that are soft, chewy, stay together and well….I haven’t gotten there. The bars turned out great for taste. They are soft and chewy but yep, they tend to crumble. Makes a great dessert granola though! Perfect paired with vanilla yogurt.
Chewy Granola Bars/Granola
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup slivered almonds, crumbled
- 1 cup Dried Cherries
- ½ Brown Sesame Seeds
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup natural chunky peanut putter
- 6 Tbsp canola oil
- ¼ cup agave nectar (or honey or maple syrup)
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°, spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the dish, put in the dish and spray with cooking spray.
Finely chop 2/3 cup of the oats in a mini food chopper or blender, add to a large mixing bowl. add the remaining dry ingredients and stir.
Whisk the wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl, add to the dry, stir until mixed.
Spread in the baking dish, pack down evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden on the edges. Let cool before cutting.
Now then, if yours crumble simply crumble the entire batch and store in jars, use within a couple of days.