I love granola and thus it is a safe bet to assume that I also love granola bars for the reason that they are much more mobile than granola. Turkey however lacks this snack on the road. Or rather they are ridiculously expensive and do not taste nearly as good as the ones back home. Coping mechanism – make my own.
Ingredients: (Adapted from Marathon Mom –> Brandy has a lot of other great granola bar recipes that I will definitely be checking out in the future)
1 1/2 cups oats
3/8 cup chopped almonds (aka sliced with a knife because I don’t have a chopper here)
3/8 cup chopped cashew (more dedication with the knife slicing)
3 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. olive oil (original called for coconut oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
In small saucepan, melt honey and oil together.
Pour over dry mixture and stir.
Press into well-greased glass 8×8 pan.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
While still warm, cut into bars, then let cool completely in fridge to harden.
(insert missing photo here – I forgot to take a picture of the actual bars – guess that means I will just have to make them again)
Can be stored in fridge or at room temperature. I individually wrapped them so that I can easily grab them when I am leaving for the day.
Toaster oven and hot plate approved (:
Cheers from my Turkish Kitchen