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Granola Bar Muffins

May 20 2012 - 4:45 PM

I have a thing for making my own granola bars from scratch. For one thing, it’s way cheaper than buying it. Plus, you are able to customize it and add just the dried fruits and nuts that you like. I’ve found that even the granola bars that claim to be “healthy” have tons of ingredients I don’t recognize on the label.

My granola bars often turn into broken granola because it can be a sticky situation to try to get them out of the pan in one piece. It’s difficult to come up with a solution without adding tons of sweeteners or burning the bars. I think I may have finally found a solution. Baking the bars in muffin tins helps automatically portion out the bars and gets them to stick together. I’ve found from trial and error that you simply cannot use paper lines in this case, or you’ll be eating the paper.

The easiest solution is to invest in some silicone baking cups – they’re reusable, eco-friendly and work wonders. If you don’t have any, try pushing some parchment paper in the bottom of your tins and load in the granola mixture. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get these sticky muffins out.

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