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Granola bar recipe

Granola Bar
Granola Bar
Granola bar or Energy bar are now-a-days is very common among everybody specially sports persons. These bars have lot of good calories which boost up instant energy. These bar are the mixture of lot of cereals, seeds, nuts, berries jaggery etc. Before start the recipe of the granola bar let us see the benefits of the ingredients used in this bar.
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Benefits of Almonds  
Granola Bar - Almonds


Almonds are high in calcium and also in fibre. It also contains Vitamin E and magnesium. Highest in calcium of all nuts. Its also help in lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, and can help protect against diabetes.

Benefits Of  Cashew nuts

Granola Bar - Cashew Nuts

Rich in iron, high in magnesium (more than almonds). Cashews help prevent cancer, promote a healthy heart and strong bones, and also are good for your skin and hair.

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Benefits of Pista/pistachios
Granola Bar - Pista
Pista had lots of health benefits. It helps in blood purify. If you consume pasta in your daily diet it makes your eyes and brain strong and healthy. It also controls your cholesterol and also prevent from cancer.

Benefits of Raisins
Granola Bar - Raisins

If you include raisins in your daily diet routine, then it gives you lots of health benefits. If you feel tired then eat raisins as it contains a lot of carbohydrates and fibre. It also gives you instant energy. If you are suffering from anaemia than eat raisins daily as it helps to make blood. Raisin also  give you relief from a dry cough and constipation.

Benefits of Dried Dates
Granola Bar - Dried Dates

Dried Dates improves your digestive system as they are full of fibers but not consume more than 3-4 daily because they are high in calories.It also give relief from constipation.Dried dates are rich source of calcium which help to keeps your bones and teeth strong.They are also a rich source of natural sugars(glucose and fructose) and helps to increase your instant energy and stamina of your body.

Benefits of Pumpkin seeds
Granola Bar - Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin seeds helps to heal the wound faster. It also help to increase immune system of body. Due to rich source of magnesium it keeps our bone healthy and strong. It also keep skin and eyes healthy.

Benefits of White sesame seed
Granola Bar - White Sesame Seed


The potent nutritional benefits of sesame seeds include their ability to prevent cancer, improve heart health, lower blood pressure, build strong bones,  and prevent diabetes. They also help cure sleep disorders, improve digestion, reduce inflammation, boost respiratory health, and aid in dental care.Sesame seeds are a rich source of natural oils, lignans, antioxidants, protein, dietary fiber, and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. They also contain thiamine, vitamin B6, folate, zinc, copper, riboflavin, and vitamin E.A half cup of sesame seed contains approximately three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk.

Benefits of Oats
Granola Bar - Oats

Oats are low in calorie and fat hence they are good for heart. They are rich in fibres so helps in digestion and helps in weight loose.It also controls diabetes and high blood pressure. It also increase immune system of body.

Benefits of jaggery/ gur

Granola Bar - Jaggery/Gur

Jaggery or gur helps in purify the blood, also helps in fight cold and flu.It keeps our liver healthy and fights constipation. Jaggery or gur rich in iron so it also helps to increase blood in our body. It also prevent burning sensation in Stomach.It also help to keep intestine healthy and prevent joint pain also. It also keep your energy level high. If you want to lose your weight, then included jaggery in your daily diet instead of sugar.

Granola Bar Recipe:
Prep Time: 40-50 minute
Cooking Time: 10- 15 minute
Total Time:   60 minute
No of bars:  5 [250 gm ]

Granola Bar Ingredients:
Almond - 16 gm.
Cashew nut - 15 gm.
Pista - 13 gm.
Raisins - 5 gm.
Dried Date - 25 gm.
Pumpkin Seeds - 6 gm.
White Sesame Seed - 12 gm.
Oats - 1 cup
Jaggery/Gur - 80 gm.
Khajur - 30 gm.

How To Make Granola Bar:
1. Finely chop all nuts - almonds, cashew nut, pasta, raisin, dried dates, khajur and
    gur/jaggery.
Granola Bar - Chopped Nuts

2. Dry roast oats, nuts-almonds, pista, cashew nut separately in a kadhai/heavy bottom pan.

Granola Bar - Roasted Oats

Granola Bar - Roasted Nuts
3. In another heavy bottom kadhai pour 5 tbsp water and then add jaggery.

 4. Melt jaggery on a low flame till the melted jaggery turns glossy and thickens.
Granola Bar - Melted Jaggery
5.   Check the consistency by dropping syrup to a bowl of water, it should form hard and cut with a          snap sound.
6.   If the sound comes, then switch off the flame otherwise boil for an  another 1-2 minute.
7.   Then add, ghee in a melted jaggery syrup and then add oats all nuts and khajur.
8.   Immediately pour the mixture onto a greased plate or over butter paper.
9.   Then rolled the mixture with a greased rolling pin into a slightly thick block.
10. Allow to cool for a minute and when its still warm cut into pieces.
Granola Bar

11. Lastly, store in an airtight container once cooled completely.
Notes:
  1. Add sugar instead of jaggery, just caramelized the sugar and mix all the nuts.
  2. Add nuts of your choice.
  3. You can also add different cereals like muesli, cornflakes, rice puff etc.
  4. Add seeds like flax seeds, melon seeds, dried cranberries.
  5. Always chopped the jaggery into small pieces so that it melts immediately and cooks evenly.

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