Since I fell in love with the Snack Bar Maker, making granola bars has becoming my Sunday afternoon baking ritual. And what I love about this master recipe is that you can change up the mix-ins in so many different ways! It’s like a new recipe each week!
There is a little bakery across the street from my office that has these great bars that they make and sell for $7.50 each (YIKES!). I’ve been trying to recreate them and I think this week I nailed it! And for much less $$$!
Baked Granola Bars with Orange Zest & Pepitas
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels
1/2 cup salted pepitas
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/4 cup agave nectar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sea salt
- Heat the oven to 350˚F.
- Zest an orange to measure 2 teaspoons. In a medium bow, combine the oats, baking soda, mini chocolate morsels, peptias and orange zest. Add in the agave nectar, melted butter and brown sugar, stirring well to combine.
- Using a medium scoop, transfer the mixture into the wells of the Snack Bar Maker and press down with the Mini Nylon Serving Spatula.
- Bake 12 minutes or until the oats start to brown.
- Remove from the oven to a cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes. Cover with the lid and chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until set.
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