Sunday, November 12, 2006

A snack for the road trip (plus some for me!)

DH and K have to go to Salt Lake City tomorrow to retrieve K's inoperable car from storage. It's been there the whole time he was in Korea, and now they want to bring it here so he doesn't have to pay for the storage any more, and so that we can look into trying to get it running again. Something about a $2000 estimate has kept K from getting it fixed.

They're leaving at "O Dark Thirty," meaning whenever DH gets up and makes K get up. That'll probably be around 3 am. But I know that they'll need a good snack on the road, so I made some homemade granola bars. I'm keeping a few for myself to grab for breakfast a couple of days.

Coconut Cranberry Granola Bars

2 cups rolled oats
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup wheat or oat bran
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
1 cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup dried cranberries
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup honey
1 egg, beaten
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350˚. Generously grease a 9x13 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat bran, coconut, nuts, flour, cranberries and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

1 comment:

sher said...

Yum--those look much better than the store bought bars.