Raisins

Homemade Pistachio Raisin Bars 

Prep Time: 15 Mins

Total Time: 1 Hour 40 Mins

Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)

Why buy store-bought granola bars when it’s so easy—and so much healthier—to make them at home? Switch them up with any dried fruit, nuts, or grains you like.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats 
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup or honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 large egg white 
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped unsalted roasted pistachios 
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper; let excess hang over edge.
  2.  Spread oats onto a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F until toasted, about 12 minutes. Place in a medium bowl; cool.
  3. Place sunflower seed butter, agave syrup, and oil in a microwavable bowl. Microwave at high until warm, about 30 seconds; whisk until smooth. Whisk in vanilla, salt, and egg white.
  4. Add pistachios and raisins to oats. Pour sunflower seed butter mixture over oat mixture; stir until well combined. Using a spatula, press mixture firmly into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F until lightly browned, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan using parchment paper. Cool completely on rack. Cut into 12 (4- x 1 1/3-inch) bars.

Source: https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/pistachio-raisin-bars

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