A chewy granola bar with lots of walnuts! This one is from the California Walnut Commission.
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Author Cookie Madness
1 1/2cupsold fashioned rolled oatsuncooked
3tablespoonspacked light brown sugar
2tablespoonsall-purpose unbleached flourwhole wheat or white
3/4cupscoarsely chopped California WalnutsI toasted mine
1/4cupdried cherries or cranberries
1/4cupshredded coconutI used flaked sweetened
1/4cupsesame seedsI used 2 tablespoons flax seeds
4tablespoonssalted buttercut into small pieces or use unsalted and add a pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, cherries, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame (or flax) seeds; set aside.
In food processor, (a mini is okay) process apricots until broken up, about 1 minute. Add butter, process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. With motor running, pour in honey until well blended. If using a mini processor/chopper, just add the honey and process for a few seconds.
Fold apricot mixture into oat mixture until well combined. Pat evenly into prepared baking pan. Press down as firmly as you can.
Bake in the center of oven until golden, about 25 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely (don't even think about cutting while hot). Cut into bars.