Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tropical Granola Bars

I wasn't going to post this since it's just a slight variation of my usual granola but I was tickled with the fruit mix of pineapple, mango, and papaya.  I wasn't sure I would like it, but it's quite yummy.  It is hard to go wrong with granola though...ehehehe.


Tropical Granola Bars

2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
2 tbls tub margarine
1/2 cup raw honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup dried, diced pineapple, papaya, and mango

Pour your peanuts in a 9x13 pan. Crush them up a bit with the bottom of a cup, or whatever you have handy for crushing purposes. Add wheat germ, oats, and sunflower seeds and mix everything together. Pop pan into the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees for a quick toast. Stir the ingredients in the pan a couple times just to make sure nothing gets overdone. When the 10 minutes are up turn off oven and pour the toasted mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in the diced fruit. Set aside.

In a saucepan mix together the honey, margarine, and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Bring mixture to a boil and then continue to cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over the mixture you just set aside. Mix until everything is well combined. Spray a 9x13 pan and pour the granola spreading it out evenly. With a piece of wax paper protecting your hand press down firmly to compact the granola. Toss the wax paper when your done. Let cool before turning out granola on a board for cutting. Makes 20 pieces.


Another pic of the granola....
Mental note....do not pile granola up on a plate without some dividers.  ;)  I was a little pressed for space though at the time so I didn't consider I'd have to pry my granola apart a bit later.  Happily though granola is sturdy.

18 comments:

  1. These look so yummy. I want some and a glass of milk right now :)

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  2. I love energy bars like those....nice to have a couple of them after a long afternoon shopping.

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  3. Dried pineapple sounds wonderful in granola bars.

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  4. tropical granola this is genius! love it :)

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  5. I love how you put sunflower seeds in the granola bars, yum! And dried pineapple, papaya and mango! They sound sooo delicious and look tasty too. :)

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  6. They look nice and healthy:)
    Great job!

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  7. Another great granola recipe. I love your creativity with granola. Nice job:)

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  8. Homemade is so much better than the store bought. I think you have a winner here. Love the tropical fruits.

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  9. This sounds wonderful! I love the addition of sunflower seeds, and all of the tropical fruit sounds delicious!

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  10. tropical granola bars sounds like a great idea! :) can easily pack up for work for snack or something :)

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  11. Pineapple, papaya, and mango!? That sounds perfect! I have never attempted a tropical granola. Nice work!

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  12. I love this combo. It sounds so fresh and healthy! What a great granola bar recipe :)

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  13. Mmm! These look yummy and simple!

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  14. Hmmm, those look delicious, like a bit of summer flavor in the cold weather.

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  15. They look simply amazing, and I am sure they are likewise delicious!
    I've never been into sweets and stuff, but this is definitly a thing to try!

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  16. This looks fantastic, but I'm still waiting for the Nutella and Peanut Butter Granola 3.0. :)

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  17. Great flavors, they look delicious :)

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