Granola Bars


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By Joanne Chang

Published 2010

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Every so often, a Flour customer puts a request for more healthful items in our suggestion box . . . please! It’s not that Flour is full of unhealthful items—I think our baked goods are healthful, in moderation—but we are a bakery, after all, which means that many of our offerings are necessarily indulgent. We came up with this bar as an option for customers seeking a good-for-you snack. You make a granola of oats, nuts, coconut, and honey for the base. Add a fruity filling made by blending a dried-fruit compote into a sweet, chunky jam. And finish off the bar with more of the granola base mixed with a handful of sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and millet. The bars stay moist for several days and actually get better with age (I like them best after 2 or 3 days). We make huge trayfuls of these at Flour, and one of my favorite ways to snack at the bakery is to raid the pans after the bars have been cut for serving and enjoy a plateful of edge trimmings.



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