Granola bars are full of slow releasing carbs great to keep you going all day. Sometime I find shop bought bars are quite sickly so I am always on the hunt for a new recipe.
Today the weather was not great for cycling, (although I did get a short training session in) but perfect for baking so I re-created this bar recipe I found to see how good they are.
- 80g butter
- 80g honey
- 40g apricot jam
- 80g dark brown sugar
- 120g jumbo oats
- 30g cashews – chopped
- 30g sultanas
- 30g dried apricots
- 40g mixed seeds
1. Preheat your oven to 190°C. Now line a 20cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
3. Bring to the boil and cook for one/two minutes so that the sugar caramelises, making it a sticky sauce.
3. Add the dry ingredients and mix before turning out into your tray.
4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes until set. Once ready just turn it out and leave to cool on a rack, cut into slices while its slight warm.
Tah Dah! Scrummy energy bars fit for long rides, although there is some refined sugar in here a lot of the sugars are natural, coming from fruit so will be released slowly during your training.
Let me know what you think 🙂