Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Batch #2

The quest for the perfect granola bar(s) continues. This batch used honey rather than corn syrup (except for the 2 tablespoons called for separately), 1/4 cup brown sugar instead of 1/2 cup white sugar, more cinnamon, and a new mixture of fruits and nuts:

1/4 cup pepitas
1/3 cup cashews 1/3 cup almonds
2/3 cup dried apples
1/2 cup golden raisins

Even as I spread them in the pan I was already thinking about dried mangos, cardamom, cinnamon, and chunky chaat masala…

The results: The honey isn’t as chewy and sticky as the corn syrup, but they are still delicious and really sweet. The cinnamon is wonderful, though I think experimenting with other nut butters would be exciting. I’ve put some away in the freezer, anticipating a side-by-side comparison in the future.


  1. Were these better than the last?

  2. I think they were just different. (Not particularly helpful, I know...) I really liked the chewy/stickiness of the first ones, but they were too sweet for me. I'm going to continue to experiment with molasses/honey/corn syrup/maple syrup blends to try to achieve that stickiness without them being quite so sweet. The pepitas were a great addition! The apples were also really great, but I would chop them more finely next time.