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Tuesdays With Dorie: Granola Energy Bars January 13, 2015

This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is from Baking Chez Moi, it is the Granola Energy Bars.  This recipe came at a great time for me because I am actually trying to eat pretty healthy right now.  I did have to modify the recipe slightly because I wanted it to be vegan and then we had an incident with the Brown Rice Syrup.

I used the nuts and seeds that the recipe called for: pumpkin seeds raw, sunflower seeds raw and slivered almonds raw.  For the dried fruit I stuck with stuff that I like: dried cranberries and golden raisins, and used unsweetened coconut.  When I opened my Brown Rice Syrup it looked okay and then I smelled it and it smelled off.  I have a tendency to smell stuff to check to make sure it is okay.  Well when I looked closer, I noticed that there was small specks of mold growing in it.  I ended up throwing out the Brown Rice Syrup and I used Golden Syrup instead.  I also used coconut oil instead of the butter, hence vegan 🙂

The recipe actually came together really easy.  The hard part was waiting the 3 hours for it to cool in the pan before I could sample the bars.  Once they had cooled, I cut them, and sampled them. Then my youngest Bogarted my piece, like she usually does with food.  The granola bars and awesome.  I love the crunch and the slight sweetness.  I do eat them over the sink because they tend to make a mess, but a plate can also solve this problem.  I will definitely be making these again.



6 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie: Granola Energy Bars”

  1. Zosia Says:

    Your bars look great. I loved how easy this recipe was to customize.

  2. Ooh, what a great idea to make them vegan!

  3. I thought I was the only one who smelled things, everything, before eating it. Glad to know there are more of us out there ;0)
    Your vegan bars look great.

  4. Ew… that sucks! Good thing that the Golden syrup worked well for you and some of the other bakers.

  5. I had no idea brown rice syrup could even go off. I’m guilty of sniffing everything too. Nice that it was easy to make these vegan-it can be hard to find treats to share with vegan friends but this is a pretty perfect one.

  6. I made two versions. One with the golden syrup and one with the brown rice syrup (and took your advice to use coconut oil) – I enjoyed the golden syrup much more. They were softer and chewier – also sweeter, which I liked. Your bars look good!

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