Learn how to make ,delicious and crunchy Granola Bars an easy and healthy snack for your kid only on Rajshri Food!
Are you hungry and craving for something sweet and healthy? Then here is the perfect recipe for you, Homemade Granola Bars. Sweet, Crunchy and Healthy snack which will fulfil your cravings and at the same time fill your tummy.
200 gm (2 cups) oats (instant oats)
80 gm (½ cup) almonds, chopped
3 tbsp butter or ghee
220 gm (¾ cup) jaggery* (use 1 cup jaggery, if not using the brown sugar)
55 gm (¼ cup) brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
100 gm (½ cups) chopped and pitted dates
90 gm (½ cup) raisins
2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
-Grease an 8″ by 12″ baking dish with butter, ghee or neutral flavoured oil and line it with parchment paper.
-In a heavy bottomed pan, roast the oats and almonds until they change colour and give out a toasted aroma. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes.
-Pre heat the oven at 150 C/300F
-In a saucepan, put in the ghee, jaggery and brown sugar and once the jaggery melts, turn off the heat.
-Mix in the vanilla extract, oats and all the dry fruits and stir well.
-Transfer the mixture into the prepared tin and level the uneven surface with a flat cup. (I use a roti press)
-Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool a little and cut into rectangles or squares while still warm. After the bars completely cool down, you can lift a piece carefully and then remove the others as well.
-You have to use jaggery in block form and not powdered jaggery to get the right texture.
-You can omit the brown sugar if you prefer your granola less sweeter, but your granola maybe crumbly.