Recipe by Anna Olson from Fresh. Bars made with peanuts, coconut, raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds and the flavors of peanut butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Must cool for 20 minutes and be refrigerated for 2 hours.
- 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 cup unsalted peanuts
- 1⁄2 cup shredded coconut
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 350 F and grease and line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over the sides of the pan.
- Toss oats, peanuts, coconut, raisins, sunflower and pumpkin seeds together in a bowl. In a pot over medium-low heat, stir peanut butter, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, spices and salt until melted.
- Pour melted mixture over oat base and stir until blended. Stir in egg and spread granola into prepared pan, patting down to make even. Bake for 30 minutes, then cool for 20 minutes before chilling for 2 hours.
- To cut, lift granola out of pan with parchment paper and cut into bars.
These are fabulous, what a find! Warning, you cannot eat just one! My husband is a great snacker, well, now he really has something healthy and delicious to munch on, but we all love these! A little sweet but not overly so, scrumptious! Very easy to prepare, even though I gave mine to the next morning to cool down in the pan, they were still a little crumbly when I cut them. Not a problem, the crumbly bits I just put in my husbands breakfast muesli! (Or munch them!). Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe, FrVanilla! Made for Veg'n Swap#10