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Food Storage Recipe Monday

Posted by imawheatwatcher on September 19, 2011

I thought that it would be a great use of this blog to post food storage friendly recipes every Monday. I have gotten several comments that people would LOVE more recipes. If you have a recipe that you love and would like to share, please email it to me!

Granola Bar Cookies

Yields 4 dozen

    • 1/2 cup butter, softened

    • 1/2 cup olive oil

    • 1 cup brown sugar

    • 1 cup white sugar

    • 2 eggs

    • 2 teaspoons vanilla

    • 2 1/4 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour

    • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats

    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    • 12 ounces dried fruit (I used 6 ounces each of blueberries and chopped strawberries)

    • 1/3 cup whole flax seeds

    • 1/3 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds

    • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped, or sliced, almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until combined. Slowly pour in olive oil, beating continuously until fluffy and smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, beating an additional minute.

Measure the oatmeal into the bowl of a food processor. Grind until oatmeal has become a fine powder. Sift oatmeal, flour, baking powder and soda, and salt together in a medium sized bowl.

Stir the flour and oatmeal mixture into the butter mixture until well combined. Add in the fruit, seeds, and nuts, stirring until contents are evenly distributed.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Form golf ball sized balls of dough, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on a cooling rack until cookies are cool enough to handle.

Don’t be afraid to mix up the add-ins to create a whole new cookie and a variety of flavors. For some fun variations consider the following add-in substitutions:

    • Tropical Granola: chopped dried mango, papaya, and/or pineapple for the fruit and chopped macadamia for the nuts

    • Triple Berry Granola: equal amounts of dried strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry for the fruit

    • Cranberry Orange Granola: dried cranberries for the fruit, walnuts for the nuts, and add in the zest of 1 orange

  • Cherry Chocolate Granola: 8 oz. dried chopped cherries for the fruit plus 4 ounces dark chocolate chunks.
Recipe from Paula Deen

3 Responses to “Food Storage Recipe Monday”

  1. Launi said

    Ok–these sound good. I think I’d try pecans rather than almonds though. Do you think that would work? Maybe I could send them to Rhen. Hmmmm….

  2. Laurel said

    I have a question/request. Most of the recipes posted on here (as yummy as they all sound) are baked goods. What about other ingredients? Does anyone have main dishes or vegetables or sides that could be submitted?

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