Granola Bars with Raspberry Jammy Bits

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Yield: about 1 dozen bars

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Enjoy the tang of raspberry in these chewy/crisp, portable treats.

Granola Bars with Raspberry Jammy Bits

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Yield: about 1 dozen bars
Published: 04/04/2011

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup Sticky Bun Sugar
  • 1/3 cup oat flour, or finely ground rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups nuts*
  • 1 cup Raspberry Jammy Bits
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey, maple syrup, or corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • *We like 1/2 cup each chopped pecans, sliced almonds, and unsweetened coconut.

Directions

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1) Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9" x 13" pan.

2) Stir together the dry ingredients, including the nuts and Jammy Bits.

3) In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, melted butter or oil, honey or syrup, and water.

4) Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly.

5) Spread in the prepared pan, shaking the pan to evenly cover the bottom, and pressing in firmly.

6) Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until they?re just starting to brown, and are bubbly around the edges.

7) Remove them from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.

8) Use a knife (or baker's bench knife) to cut the bars while they're still warm. Let cool completely before removing from the pan.

Yield: about 1 dozen 2" x 4 1/2" bars.

Reviews

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  • star rating 09/29/2014
  • PennyX from near Pittsburgh
  • I love this granola recipe, with a few modifications to suit my taste. I took heed of the kind reviewers who warned of extreme sweetness, and cut the maple syrup to 1/8 cup and the brown sugar (instead of stickybun sugar) to 1/3 cup, and I found this was still plenty sweet to me. I didn't have the jammy bits, but I think I would not put them in anyways. Unfortunately, not thinking about it, by cutting down on the liquid I made this into a crumbly granola, fit for snacking on by the handful instead of bars but they are still to die for! On my next try, I plan on cutting down on the oats or maybe the flour to make these more cohesive. I can't wait for the next attempt, and since I am having trouble staying away from this delicious granola, that won't be long!
  • star rating 01/18/2013
  • Suzanne from Killington, vt
  • Great recipe. I also used 1/2 cup brown sugar n 1/2 the jammy bits. I used almond, walnuts and mini chocolate chips. Delicious. Don't forget to use parchment paper to line the pan otherwise they are thought to remove even if you butter the pan.
  • star rating 03/05/2012
  • mafee00 from KAF Community
  • Very tasty and easy to make. I would give it five stars except for the overpowering sweetness. I took the advice of the other reviews to cut down on the sugar. I too substituted brown sugar and only used one half cup. I also cut the jammy bits to one half cup. My other substitution was for almond meal instead of the oat flour, which gave the bars an extra boost of nutty flavor. May try wheat germ for the next batch, and there will definitely be a next batch. The first one didn't last long.
  • star rating 01/08/2012
  • mardee23 from KAF Community
  • This recipe came out exactly as specified. Chewy, crisp, flavorful - yummy! The hubby couldn't keep his hands off them. We both love coconut so I added 1 tablespoon of coconut milk powder to the dry ingredients. I highly recommend this recipe.
  • star rating 01/03/2012
  • mitch1025 from KAF Community
  • Made this today and WOW (eating one as I write). Thank you KAF for the best granola bars ever! Its crunchy (on top), chewy and gooey (on bottom), a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy (ginger) and sooo delish! ( I used KAF's substitute for sticky bun sugar.) I reduced the jammy bits by1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup of KAF mini-diced ginger. My 1-1/2 cup fruit/nut combo was made up of chopped toasted pecans and almond slices, sweetened coconut, jammy bits, orange-flavored dried cranberries, and mixed fruit medley (apples, apricots, pears). Added a dash of ground ginger, cardamom with the cinnamon. AWESOME!!
  • star rating 01/03/2012
  • Loves2cook from KAF Community
  • These are so wonderful! I use brown sugar in place of the sticky bun sugar and use whatever dried fruit I have on hand, dried cherries, cranberries or raisins instead of the raspberry jammy bits. They won't very last long. My friends and family devoured them.
  • star rating 12/11/2011
  • atreistman from KAF Community
  • Delicious and really easy. I might cut back on the sugar next time -- they are awfully sweet. (Even my children agreed, which is SHOCKING, as they are sugar fiends.) I think I could go with have the amount of jammy bits as well. But overall, these were so great!! Any suggestions on how to use less sugar in them without compromising the texture?
  • star rating 07/09/2011
  • pattibos from KAF Community
  • I loved trying a few of my new KAF products in preparing this recipe; the jammy bits, sticky bun sugar and my new KAF 9x13 pan! I followed the recipe exactly as written and the results were perfect! Ask my grandson! He LOVED them! The chewey texture was just right for him; not too crispy, not too "crumbly." I allowed the bars to cool overnight and then wrapped them individually in plastic wrap; this makes them extremely portable and the perfect traveling snack. I look forward to experimenting a bit with this recipe, trying new combinations of dried fruit and extras.
  • star rating 06/29/2011
  • tlazenby from KAF Community
  • Great recipe! I substituted 2 tablespoons of the oil with an equal amount of apple butter to lower the fat content and used an assortment of dried fruit instead of the Jammy Bits. Couldn't stop eating them! Definitely better than a store version.
    Great new use for the jammy bits...thanks for sharing your "recipe"! Irene @ KAF
  • star rating 06/17/2011
  • souleham from KAF Community
  • these are absolutely delicious!!I made exactly as recipe says & they came out fantastic. I grew a little impatient with them cooling, so I tried to remove to soon & got crumbs, which were great on yogurt. Have to wait for them to completely cool before cuttiing. I'm going to try them again with dried fruit. Will post results! I don't see the nutritional value, is there one I'm missing?
    We do not have the nutritional information on this, however there is a great site here that you can easily put in the ingredients and find out! ~JDT@KAF
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