Does anyone remember this commercial?
It’s about Kellogg’s All Bran bars, and everyone is laughing at the guy eating one because he said it tasted great. Bran? Tasting good?!? Ya, right!
Actually, these just happen to be some of our favourite granola bars! We don’t normally buy store-bought granola bars (making our own is just way too much fun!), but when we do those are often the ones we get! Of course, whenever we really like something, be it from a restaurant or a family classic, we just can’t help but remake it ourselves! Of course, we always try and go the healthiest route possible.
These granola bars are seriously easy to make, and are so portable! They don’t require refrigeration and can be tossed in a bag for and on-the-go snack.
Another great thing about them is that they can be made with pretty much any flour, because they don’t require any rising, in fact, the flatter the better! We haven’t actually made them with a gluten-free flour, but we will do some trials and let you know how they go. Or, if you try it with a gluten free flour before we do, please let us know how they turned out!
And we mean really, who couldn’t use a little bran in their diet? And we swear they taste good!
That’s the Two Saucy Sister guarantee!
Home-made All-Bran Bars
Prep time: 15-20min
Bake time: 15min
Makes: 12 bars
2 c. bran
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 c. honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 c. + 1/8th c. milk of choice
1/4 tsp almond extract
Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
Combine wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, then pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly, until it forms a slightly sticky dough that you can pick up with your hands.
On a cookie sheet-sized piece of greased parchment paper, roll out your dough until it almost completely covers the parchment. Make sure you flour your rolling pin as well as the surface of the dough to avoid sticking and tearing.
Once you have rolled out your dough, cut it into 12 bars (we used a pizza cutter). Then, cut a line through the middle of each bar, making sure to cut just the surface (not all the way through) for a more “authentic” look. Separate each bar so that there is a couple of centimeters or more of space between each bar. If you are having trouble moving them without them falling apart, bake them for 5 min and then separate them.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until they are firm and the edges are crispy and golden brown. Immediately transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
Rolling out the dough:
Cutting the bars:
Separating them before baking:
Do you have a favourite store-bought or home-made granola bar?