Do you believe me, if I tell you, these are probably one of the best granola bars you will ever eat? I am not lying… I know, and you know – Ottolenghi is quite an amazing inspiration and an unique chef with many great recipes. As soon as we arrived in London, we’ve been visiting one of his delis in Notthing Hill and we’ve bought some pastry and these granola bars. These bars are moist and crunchy at the same time!
Wow! Absolutely amazing and I have to share this recipe with you. All credits to Ottolenghi!
And we simply love quick and healthy food. Whether in the office, at school or on the go – granola bars are the perfect snack in between. However, many ready-made bars contain refined sugar and unnecessary amounts of fat. Then you’d better do it by yourself and know exactly what comes in.
The principle of making granola bars by yourself is very easy and really does not require any science.
I also love to take my granola bars with me for breakfast when I don’t have time to prepare a smoothie or prepare a nice warm porridge. But when I eat breakfast, it should be healthy and this basic granola bar recipe by Ottolenghi has exactly everything you need to start the you day well.
If you make these super easy granola bars for your next on the go breakfast, make sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! We are happy to hear your feedback and how you like this recipe! And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag BeastFeast on Instagram!
Ultimate Granola Bars
- 45 g Pecan Nuts
- 45 g Dried Apricots roughly chopped
- 45 g Dried Cranberries
- 45 g Pumpkin Seeds
- 30 g Sesame Seeds
- 30 g Almonds grounded
- 190 g Oats rolled
- 1¼ tsp Cinnamon Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 95 g Butter
- 85 g Honey
- 95 g Brown Sugar
- Preheat the oven to 150ºC and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Chop the pecan nuts roughly and spread them on the baking tray. Roast them for 8 minutes
- Remove pecans from oven and raise the temperature of oven to 160ºC
- In the meantime, fill a small bowl with hot water and soak the apricots and cherries (or cranberries) for 10 minutes, then drain
- In a large bowl, mix together the pecans, ground almonds, cranberries, apricots, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, oats, cinnamon, and salt
- Heat up a saucepan over medium high heat and bring the butter, honey and sugar to a simmer and cook until light brown – don’t let it get too dark
- Pour the butter, honey and sugar mixture over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
- Spoon the mixture into the baking tin and press down with a spoon
- Bake for 22 minutes, until lightly brown on top
- Allow to cool before removing from baking tin
- Cut them into 12 bars
- Enjoy your BeastFeast!