In an effort to help Angela from Oh She Glows figure out the mystery of her crumbly granola bars, I decided to try making them myself. I followed her original recipe , with one exception: I sprinkled them with the magic fairy dust that is my Excalibur Food Dehydrator!
Oh, Cali. How I love you.
So, you can check out Angela's site for the full recipe.
My Gazelle's mother bought me those beautiful orchids for Mother's Day. So sweet!
The result: A moist, chewy granola bar!
After preparing everything using Angela's recipe, I left the bars in Cali at 110 degrees for 8 hours. The granola bars ended up being the consistency of a standard Quaker Chewy Granola Bar, only way better for you, and way more filling. I was only able to eat 1/2 this morning because I got so full. They are very dense, and full of chewy goodness!
Just to test the waters, I even left these bars out on my cutting board last night, with only a clean towel covering them. I wanted to make sure that the effects of the air weren't going to make them crispy.
Not a bit of crisp...these babies are all chew, no crunch!
The only thing I wish I did was added carob or vegan chocolate chips to half of the batch, because although the bars are delish, a little chocolate can never hurt.
So, Angela...your bars were fabulous. Thanks for the recipe!