"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks."
Honey Almond Granola Bars
2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (or whatever nut you like)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup puffed millet cereal (or any puffed cereal you like...puffed rice, kamut, wheat, etc.)
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ (or ground flax seeds)
3 TBS coconut oil, butter, or oil of choice
2/3 cup honey (or maple syrup, brown rice syrup)
1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup raisins (or whatever dried fruit you like)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place oats, almonds, and coconut on a sheet tray and toast 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and set aside.
Place the oil, honey, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients including the toasted items. Mix together until completely incorporated. Line and 8x8 pan with parchment. Press mixture into pan. Wet hands slightly and press down again. Bake 25- 30 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into 10 bars. You can wrap the bars individually in plastic wrap stored at room temperature and they should keep for a week or so. Let me know if you make these and what you put in them!
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats