Raspberry Granola Bar Recipe



Hello everybody and welcome! This is a raspberry granola bar recipe. Now I am going to guide you step by step on how to make this healthy snack. Make yourself at home and enjoy!

Before we start:
This is another recipe of a great dessert or you can call it a snack. First time I found this granola bar recipe in a bbc magazine. It was a recipe magazine which I read one day in my boarding school. I highlighted some of the recipes, the ones I found interesting for myself.

One of them was this raspberry granola bar recipe. Personally, I really like granola bars. I prefer them to mars bars and other similar stuff. This is probably because they are healthier.. and they also taste good!

Later I tried to make these granola bars, one day when I was at home back in Ukraine. My mother became really excited about this dessert because she only ever tried it from the shops.

Then I went for it... I changed the recipe just a bit by excluding some of the ingredients such as almond extract. I made the bars with a raspberry filling.

I have never done anything else like this before so the experience was very fascinating. (as it always is)

The granola bars appeared to be pretty good.. although slightly different from the commercial ones. The only problem was that they were falling apart a bit.

Then I realized that this could be improved by adding more honey. It worked when I tried the same recipe but with blueberries. Later I also tried using more oats with the same amount of filling etc. However, more on that later in another variation of this recipe.

So, what can I say about this raspberry granola bar recipe?

Well, it tastes pretty good for a homemade snack which has no artificial stuff in it. This is probably the most important thing. Furthermore, everything in it is really healthy:

  • raspberries: rich in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K, Manganese. Protect from cancer, even help burn fat.
  • oats: rich in fibre, protein, complex carbohydrates. Rich in vitamins - Thiamin, Folate, Pantothenic Acid. Rich in minerals - Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Copper, Manganese. It helps regulate the digestive system, lowers bad cholesterol, eliminates toxins from the body etc.
  • honey: a natural antibiotic!
  • butter: rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E. However, high in saturated fat.
But we do need saturated fats in reasonable amounts. In fact, recently, scientists found out that saturated fats are essential for proper body functioning and people should not avoid them.

However, consume them in reasonable amounts. The amount of saturated fat in this snack is not very high. Furthermore, it's just a snack - you won't eat the whole thing in one go.

Therefore, my opinion is that there is no reason to worry too much about butter.. especially in this case. This is because oats lower bad cholesterol which is increased by the saturated fat contained in butter. Therefore, it is balanced out.

From what we analysed, this dessert is certainly healthy and in terms of taste, quite good. Well, everyone's taste is different so you should try it yourself.

I hope that you will enjoy it and take something useful from it. You can try making some modifications if you wish. If you manage to make this granola bar recipe better, please let me know by contacting me through the contact form. (The contact form can be found on the recipe category pages e.g. desserts, vegetarian...)

I hope you are ready for the recipe! Let's get started!

Remember to send love to every single ingredient while cooking. By sending love to the food, you will receive love back as well. As a result, the food will become more tasty and healthier for you! Simple but it is true!

So keep a smile on your face while cooking and enjoy the process!


Ingredients:

  • 150g of fresh raspberries
  • 50g of butter (82% fat)
  • 5 tbsp of liquid honey
  • 200g of oats
  • pinch of salt



Process:
  1. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees. Wash 150g of raspberries. Put the raspberries into a bowl and mash them into a paste.
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  3. Put 50g of butter into a saucepan and add 5 tablespoons of honey. Grease the tablespoon before taking the honey. This way the honey will come off the spoon easier.
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  5. Heat the butter and honey on middle heat until they both become liquid. Add a pinch of salt and mix everything together until even.
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  7. Add 200g of oats into the honey-butter liquid. Mix everything until the oats are evenly covered with the liquid.
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  9. Grease a 10x20cm baking dish with some butter. Take half of the oat mixture and spread it evenly across the baking dish. Press the mixture into the bottom of the dish using a tablespoon.

    Tip: Grease the spoon with some oil from time to time when you are pressing so that the mixture doesn't stick to the spoon.

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  11. Spread the mashed raspberries on top.
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  13. Put the remaining oat mixture on top and press it again in the same way you did it for the first layer.
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  15. Put the baking dish into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes at 200 degrees. It should become golden-brownish on top.
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  17. Take it out of the oven and let it cool down. Cut it into slices and enjoy the raspberry bars.
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  19. Enjoy your snack and bon appetit! Send love to the food while eating and feel the pleasure! Thank you!



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