Thursday, September 4, 2014

RECIPE :: Easy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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Easy Peanut Butter Granola Bars

by Kimberley

Granola Bars are the quintessential lunch box snack, and these easy granola bars help you put a healthy version in your little one's tummy. If peanuts are a concern, you can sub in almond butter or any homemade nut butter. 

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(makes 9 large square bars)

~ Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

~ Prepare a square baking pan by lining with parchment paper with paper up the sides to easily remove the bars.

~ Mix in a large bowl, 2 cups whole oats, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 egg, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup organic sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 

~ Mix until incorporated and spread in a flat layer in prepared pan.

~ Bake for 30-35 minutes.

~ Remove from oven and allow pan to cool on wire rack. 

~ Once cooled, gently lift paper out and place on cutting board. 

~ Cut bars with a serrated knife and store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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Bake Like a Pro Tip
Parchment Paper is an amazing tool for bakers. It is now widely available in grocery stores and is an excellent option for lining pans and cookie sheets without adding extra oil to a recipe. It also allows you to avoid non-stick bake ware if you are concerned about the health and safety of such surfaces. I often re-use my parchment sheets that were used for baking cookies, as the paper stays relatively clean if not baked at a high temperature.

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Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well.

I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.

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