APRICOT & WALNUT GRANOLA BARS

May 11, 2013

Would it be out of line to say I want more friends?

Well, not more, like, real-life friends. I mean I want more fellow blogger friends. Do you have a blog? Can we like, read each other’s posts and be chummy?

I do have one blogger friend, but she might not really count because she’s primarily a real-world friend first. Her name is Emily and she blogs on food, fashion, and travel over at dish & tell. I got this recipe from her. (With some variances, notice walnuts v. almonds in her photo below). It is tasty with a capital T. She’s smart and sweet and delightful, so I think you and the whole world should know about her.

Apricot & Walnut Granola Bars from Rachel Schultz

APRICOT & WALNUT GRANOLA BARS
Serves 7-8

3 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup oat flour
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons flaxseed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups coconut
1 and 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
1 cup walnuts
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup honey
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together oats, oat flour, brown sugar, flax seed, salt, cinnamon, coconut, apricots, walnuts, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.

Apricot & Walnut Granola Bars from Rachel Schultz

Apricot & Walnut Granola Bars from Rachel Schultz

In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Transfer dry ingredients into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and press into an even layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing… or just go hog wild on the pan like David and I did.

Apricot & Walnut Granola Bars from Rachel Schultz

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apricot & walnut granola bars
 
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Serves: 7-8
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups coconut
  • 1 and ½ cups dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together oats, oat flour, brown sugar, flax seed, salt, cinnamon, coconut, apricots, walnuts, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together honey, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Transfer dry ingredients into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  5. Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients and press into an even layer.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

Adapted from Dish & Tell.

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Comments

  • Renee

    does the recipe call for 1 1/2 “cups” dried apricots, chopped?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes! I have corrected this.

  • Fuzzy

    Hi love your site, stumbled upon it after following a link a friend sent me on pinterest but Im single [still] much older than you, was a Christian love to cook garden read am disabled with 24/7 pain
    But I love how you write love your recipes [esp the apple cookies] and will check on you from time to time
    oh I also have rats and own a darling rescue dog
    see ya
    ps Im from the land down under Oz!!
    [Australia]

  • Shannon

    Great tasting recipe, thank you!
    I had no luck with getting them out in bar form!
    I had to make it granola…still yummy.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Maybe lining the pan with parchment paper will help next time. Glad they were still yummy!

  • Hey Rachel,
    I would love to be one of your blogging friends! I’m just getting started but I have gleaned a lot of inspiration from you! I really appreciated the series you did when your blog turned 1…the day in a life…the numbers and stats. Thanks for all your inspiration and feel free to check out my blog: http://www.springlovedelights.com
    Laura.**

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks, Laura! I checked your page out. Congrats!

  • Lauren

    Ok, when I saw this post I realized I finally had to say what I have thought in my head ever since I started reading your blog: I want to be your friend! My own blog is coming soon… But I am also a “newlywed” (3 years this month!), from Michigan originally, lived in East Lansing for a couple years (went to the Douglas J Aveda Institute on Grand River!) and now I live in the Nashville, TN area… and I love all things cooking/baking and decorating/crafts. And I met Jesus at 21. Can we be friends? :)

    • Rachel Schultz

      Wow we have a lot of similarities! Yes :) Let me know when your blog is up!

  • I stumbled across your blog when I pinned one of your recipes from Pinterest. Before I knew it I just kept reading and reading. You’re blog is darling and makes me feel like I could be friends with you! My blog is pretty much about my Newlywed life with my husband and our two puppies, trips we take, projects we do, our baby on the way, and random happenings. Hope you enjoy!

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s great Abbie, thanks! Congrats on your baby!

  • Hey Rachel

    I would be your blog buddy. I don’t really blog that much myself, but I check on yours regularly!

    So I don’t seem stalkery, I am 30 yrs old, single, Christian, crafter, like to cook when I can be bothered, live in Auckland New Zealand, work in a plant nursery as a grower, currently visiting family in Ohio, and will be traveling tues to Indiana to visit with my grandparents. Oh, and I have a cat…..

    Janelle

    • Rachel Schultz

      Cool! I love your blog :)

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