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Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I got two emails with Granola Bar recipes. Thanks to Theresa I. and Howlin’ Hobbit for their suggestions. Or should I say, suggestion? They sent the same recipe. Down to the parenthesis. I guess I’ll be making that one.

I have about 3-4 substitutions to make but I am reasonably sure that I know what will work. When I finally get back into that kitchen, I’ll let you all know how it goes and give you my personalized version.

You guys rock!

Granola Bar Recipe?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I tried last night to make Oatmeal Granola Bars. I had a plan but it did not work. I looked in all my favorite recipe books and did not find a recipe for even regular granola. I asked my friends who cook the most and they had never made these.

Well, I make a rhubarb crisp where the crust always sticks together so firmly that you sometimes can not get it out of the glass pan. I figured the brown sugar and oil/butter made sort of a toffee that held it together. So I started with that (of course adding a few things such as flax seeds), thinking it would stick together.

Apparently you need the moisture of the rhubarb for it to work. What I got is very fragile, stuck together underneath but almost dusty on top. And I kept baking hoping it would stick, so it now is scorched/lightly burned in places. Drat!

Does anyone out there reading this have a granola bar recipe they know works well? It should be heavy on oatmeal, with light or nonexistant nut content and very few or no dried fruits. Coconut (unsweetened) would be fine.

I’m really tired of being hungry and ten miles from home with no restaurant in sight that serves food I can eat. If the recipe doesn’t have a lot of dairy or egg in it, I think I can figure out any substitutions I might need to make, given my allergies. And then I can carry a bar in my purse to deal with the hungry moments.

So… now I am searching the Internet for Recipes. But I know that some will be way better than others. If any of you has input to help me, I’d love a personal recommendation better than any anonymous Internet recipe.

Help? If you know something I don’t, please write me at Lynn AT ColorJoy DOT com. Thanks.