65744992 - granola bar on wooden background

65744992 - granola bar on wooden background

Granola Bites

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Ingredients

  • ¾ C canola oil
  • ½ C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ C honey
  • ¾ C pecan pieces
  • 1 C slivered almonds
  • ½ C sunflower seeds
  • ½ C peanuts, lightly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¾ C sweetened, flaked coconut
  • 3 C old fashioned oats (do not use quick)
  • 1 ½ C dried cranberries or raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine canola oil, sugar and honey in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until combined; set aside.
  3. Combine pecans, almonds, sunflower seeds, peanuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut and old fashioned oats together in a bowl; stir. Pour sugar mixture over oat mixture – gently stirring to coat as much as possible.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until well toasted. Stir the granola a couple of times during baking so that it cooks evenly. Remove the pan from the oven and let stand for 8-10 minutes. In a large bowl add the cranberries/raisins and toasted oat mixture. Stir to mix well.
  5. Take a heaping tablespoon and press granola into a mini-muffin pan or 2 tablespoons into a regular muffin pan. Press gently with back of spoon to shape. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until dry (if you prefer chewy granola only bake half that time). Remove granola bites from pan and cool completely.
 
 

Cooks Note

To make it fun, melt some chocolate and dip the cooled granola bite into the melted chocolate. Place each bite on wire rack to set up.
 
 
 

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