Photography by Alex Silver
I wanted to share a delicious recipe I found on www.veganbaking.net! I had the urge to spice up my breakfast selection this week….so I decided to bake some granola bars! Here is the non-vegan version that calls for regular butter and jelly. The simplicity of the ingredients allows you to have a spontaneous baking session.
1) 2 cups flour
2) 2 cups oats
3) 1 ½ cups brown sugar
4) 1 ¼ cups butter
5) 1 teaspoon baking soda
6) ½ teaspoon salt
7) 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
8) ½ cup chopped cashews
9) ½ cup chopped dried cranberries
10) 1 ½ cups Boysenberry Jelly
Grease a 9X13 glass dish and preheat oven to 350F (177F). Beat the top seven ingredients together until crumbly (This takes about 1 minute).
Remove 2 cups of this mixture, and put it in a different bowl.
With the rest of the crumb mixture, press into the glass dish.
Bake uncovered for 10 min.
In the bowl with 2 cups of the crumb mixture, add the ½ cup chopped cashews, and mix.
Spread the jelly mixture onto the baked crumb mixture.
Bake for about 20 min., or until lightly golden on top.