a coworker introduced me to king arthur flour's granola bar recipe last month, and i am loving it. these bars make the perfect mid-day snack and each batch can be different based on what fruits/nuts/treats you throw in. they are super easy. i don't have sticky bun sugar so i have just been mixing up 3/4 c sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup and they hold together okay. I omit the 1/3 cup sugar in the recipe then. I also just process oats for the oat flour, and that works fine. Make a batch and let me know what you think!
1) Stir together all the dry ingredients, including the fruit and nuts.
3) Toss the wet ingredients with the dry until the mixture is evenly crumbly.
4) Spread in the prepared pan, shaking the pan to evenly cover the bottom and patting down gently
7) Use a knife (or bench knife) to cut the bars while they're still warm in the pan. Carefully remove warm bars from the pan, and cool on a rack. Alternatively, remove from the pan before cutting into bars; it helps to cut in half first, then loosen the bottom of each half with a turner/spatula before turning out onto a sheet of parchment to cut into bars.