Breakfast,  Food

Peanut Butter Granola Bars

These rich and chewy snacks make for a great starting point that you can adjust depending on what fruit and nuts you have available in the pantry.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats, divided
  • 1 cup dried fruit like raisins or dates
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg white, whisked to thin out

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Lightly oil 13×9″ pan and line with parchment paper, leaving overhang on both long sides. Lightly oil parchment.
  2. Add nuts, seeds and 1 cup oats to a food processor and pulse until nuts are broken down to a sandy mixture and no whole oats remain. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Pulse any dried fruit larger than a raisin in food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl with nut mixture. Add remaining 1 cup oats and stir to combine well. Add 3 Tbsp. oil and stir to coat. Add peanut butter, but don’t stir it in.
  4. Bring honey, salt, and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan (honey will bubble up) over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until honey is foaming.
  5. Immediately pour honey syrup over peanut butter in reserved bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Add to egg white oat mixture and stir until no longer visible.
  7. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and press firmly into an even layer.
  8. Bake granola bars until deep golden brown and no longer sticky or wet, 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely in pan, then cut into desired serving size bars.

Source: Bon Appetit

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