Friday, 14 February 2014

Granola Bars


Since long I wanted to make these granola bars and when our this month's host Sharanya suggested these bars as one of the challenges for Home Bakers Challenge an event started by Priya Suresh   this month I just had to grab the opportunity. I skipped the egg given in the original recipe and also used jaggery instead of sugar . The jaggery gave a wonderful Indian flavor to the granola bars which we all loved.

Thanks a lot Priya and Sharanya for this healthy snack.






Ingredients :

3 cups .........................oats
1/2 cup ...................  dry black currants
1/2 cup.....................dates ( chopped )
1/2 cup....................mix nuts ( almonds, walnuts etc)
1/2 cup...................honey
1/2 cup ................jaggery ( used to make chikki )
1/2 cup.................home made butter ( loni )
1 tsp + 1 tsp .........ghee

Method :

Dry roast the oats for 5 to 8 minutes and keep aside.

Beat butter till soft and add all except oatss ,ghee and jaggery.

Mix well everything  and keep aside.





Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan and add chikki jaggery with 2 tbsp water.

When the mixture boils and becomes frothy drop 1/2 tsp of this mixture in a bowl of cold water.





The mixture should immdiately harden when tried to shape it into a ball with your fingers.

Remove the mixture from fire and pour it on the above mixture.

Add oats to this and mix well .




Grease the tray with remaing ghee.

Mix everything very well and spread it evenly on a greased tray pressing firmly with fingers.

Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes in an oven at 180 degrees.

When cold cut into desired shapes.

You have your very own homemade healthy granola bars ready.




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