Ginger Granola Bars

Sometimes it seems like yesterday I held Tiffany in my arms for the very first time. 
Last weekend she had her first play-date. No, I didn’t cry, although I had tears in my eyes. 
By baby girl is growing. Soon (I hope not) I’m going to tell you she’s having her first crush. 
Since it was a last minute thing and didn’t had much time on hand to prepare something I decided to make some granola bars. 
It was the third time I was making them and realized I have never talked about them on my blog and took a couple of photos to share with you guys. 
First time I made them I used a combo of cashews and golden raisins. They were good, but, to be honest cashew is not out favorite nut. 
Second time I used a combo of walnuts and dried apricots. Hubby doesn’t eat walnuts so I had to share the whole pan with Tiffany, what a week that was. I think I’m going to make that mistake more often.
Now I used slivered almonds and dried cranberries. We all agreed that this one was the best combo so far. 
  The list of ingredients also calls for crystallized ginger. I think ginger is one of those ingredients you either love or not. 
Crystallized ginger is prepared from fresh peeled ginger, sliced and then boiled in sugar and water, in the end being rolled in sugar crystals. You can make it at home or buy it from your health store. 
Just like fresh ginger it has a pungent aroma with a sweet-spicy flavor. 
I started eating ginger during my pregnancy. It was the one and only remedy for my morning sickness. It is also good for indigestion, cold and sore throat, controlling asthma attacks , sea sickness and giving up smoking. 
These bars are pretty easy to make.
It goes like this. 
Preheat the oven to 350F. 
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients : rolled oats, flax meal, crystallized ginger, nuts and dried fruits.
In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, sugar and honey together. Stir until sugar is dissolved. 
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to combine. 
Spread mixture evenly in the baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
Tell me that’s not easy! 

To get the complete list of ingredients and directions please visit my friend Carolyn’s blog

That’s about it for today, thank you so much for visiting and leaving a sweet comment. 
Sending you lots of love, 
Roxana

Comments

  1. Bo says

    These sound delicious…Ginger really does help with nausea. I used to get motion sickness as a kid so my mom would feed me ginger snaps everytime we got in the car…don't get motion sickness anymore, but these bars would be great for a road trip.

  2. Tanantha says

    This is the last minute goodie? It looks so good Roxana! I would get teary too when watching my baby (i hope to have soon! :D) growing up. I used to think what I would feel when he/she goes to school for the first time.

    If I decide to make this, I know I won't ever buy a store-granola bar again.

  3. Tanvi@SinfullySpicy says

    Ginger is one of my fav things to include in baking..What a beautiful recipe with one of my fav spice!

  4. Junia says

    i love ginger. crystallized ginger is like candy! my parents love it! i think cashews is my favorite nut to snack on but almond butter is definitely my favorite nutbutter :). those bars look fantastic. i would devour all of them prolly within a couple of days….

  5. Tina says

    These look like a great snack-like you I would have liked the ones with the cranberries best. Your pictures are really amazing. Thanks for sharing, now I will pop on over to Carolyns for the recipe. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Carolyn says

    Aw, Roxana, thanks! I got a kick out of your comment that you are going to make the mistake of putting walnuts in more often!

  7. Val says

    These look fantastic. I always want to make granola bars and never get around to making them. I'm going to add these to my "must-bake-this-month" list :-)

  8. lisa is cooking says

    I love homemade granola bars! I'm always looking for different ways to make them too. The almond and cranberry mix sounds great in these!

  9. Sandra says

    I love crystallized ginger, really yummy snack any time of the day. I am glad that your little angle is doing well!

  10. Sissi says

    Sounds very complex, healthy and yummy! Giving up smoking???? Wow! ginger sounds like wonder food! I have only heard about nausea and sore throat.

  11. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says

    I've been wanting to try making my own granola bars for a while now. These look really tasty. And I never knew all that about ginger and nausea!

  12. Mother Rimmy says

    They grow up very fast. Mine children are 29 and 26. :)

    I love granola bars and the ginger is a wonderful addition!

  13. Kate@Diethood says

    If you need a play date, Ana and I are always available! We're only a road trip away. ;-)

    The granola bars sound so tasty!

  14. Valerie says

    I'm not fan of ginger but it gives such a good taste to some dishes! I never tried it in sweet tho, i have to try it ;)

    Have a nice day!

  15. Nami | Just One Cookbook says

    Since I started blogging, I've seen so many delicious granola bars that first time in my life I "bought" this fancy granola bars…and I loved it. I've never had ginger one, but you know how much I love ginger in food!!!!

  16. Cristina says

    I'm so making these granola bars and luv the use of ginger in it. You have several granola bar recipes that I'm looking fwd to trying. :)

  17. briarrose says

    Granola bars will always be one of my all time favorite snacks. I'll have to give ginger a try…I never thought to include that for a nice burst of flavor.

  18. Magic of Spice says

    This is a great combination and I adore candied ginger, and make it at home often :) These look fantastic, but I think the accidental walnut version will come in handy as well ;)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend…hugs!

  19. scrambledhenfruit says

    These would be treat to pack in my lunch for school! I think I would like the almond cranberry version best, but the others sound really good too. Enjoy those special times with Tiffany. It was just yesterday that all of mine were her age. :)

  20. kita says

    I saw some crystallized ginger in a store a while back and made myself put it back on the shelf, thinking I wouldnt know what to do with it and that I shouldnt waste the money. I've regretted that choice a few times now- this being one of those moments! These bars look great!

  21. Bake Me Blush says

    Very touching post, and those granola bars look delicious. I'm on a quest for the perfect granola bar so thanks for sharing this recipe. By the way, congratulations on the Top 9!

  22. www.you-made-that.com says

    Homemade granola bars are the best and crystallized ginger sounds good in them. I have to give theses a try :)

  23. Kim - Liv Life says

    I remember those first play dates! My son would miss me terribly, but Liv? She didn't want to come home!! Now I'm looking at handing over the car keys to my son in a few months… ugh!
    As for the granola bars… you have all my flavors in there. This is an ideal snack for Liv while she is dancing. Love it!!

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