Jun

25

Sabroso Saturday: Honey Strawberry Granola Energy Bars

by Migdalia

It’s Sabroso Saturday (Translation: Tasty Saturday)! The day when we share recipes that have helped us stretch our budget, our imagination and our taste buds, without sacrificing our health.

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Now that summer’s out, I’ve fully stocked my cupboards with ingredients to make some grab and go treats for me and the kids. Its a great way to teach them how to get around the kitchen, while also helping me save some chabitos/pennies! I have to admit it’s also a good way for me to get my sweets on without adding on the pounds.

The energy bars featured below are super easy to make. The recipe, another one by Bárbara Trujillo Gómez, is very simple. You don’t need anything special to make these snack bars. The ingredients can be found in any supermarket. Best of all, you can double the recipe and take them along on family outings or leave them in the fridge for those moments when you just need something sweet!

Let me know what you think!

Grab ‘n’ Go Honey Strawberry Granola Energy Bars
Serves 6

Ingredients

• ⅔ cup of honey
• Cooking spray
• 1 egg white
• 2 cups old fashioned oats
• ⅓ cup of canola oil
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• ½ cup coconut flakes
• 1 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Spray a 7 by 10 ¾-inch nonstick baking pan with cooking spray. Lay a piece of parchment paper over the pan big enough to allow excess paper to hang over the sides. Spray parchment paper lightly with cooking spray.
3. In a medium bowl beat the egg white until frothy.
4. Stir in oats, honey, oil, vanilla extract and coconut flakes. Mix well.
5. Set aside ⅓ of the mixture.
6. With a rubber spatula spread the remaining mixture into the prepared baking pan, pressing lightly to form an even layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
7. Spread the preserves over the crust of granola and sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the preserves.
8. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the preserve filling is bubbling on the edges.
9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least one hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!

If you doubled the recipe, you can save the extras for later. Wrap them in parchment paper and store in the fridge. I am not sure how long they will keep because they don’t last longer than a day or two in my home.  I’m guessing they should keep for at least a week.

Also, if you don’t like strawberries you can substitute it with another fruit. You can also omit the coconut. My sons don’t like coconut so I make the recipe without it. If you liked this receta/recipe, you can find other recetas/recipes by going to the honey site.

¡Buen provecho!

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Do you have a Sabroso Saturday recipe you would like to share? It’s easy!

If you are a blogger, you can share a sabroso/tasty recipe you have posted this week on your blog by adding a DIRECT link to it below.

If you do not blog but have a Latinalicious recipe that you would like to share, shoot me an e-mail at MsLatina (AT) latinaonamission.com with “Sabroso Saturday” in the Subject line. If I am able to make it at home and my family enjoys it, I will feature it!

Readers can view linked-up recipes by clicking on their names below.

Enjoy & have a healthy Sabroso Saturday!

Share and Enjoy. Go ahead, you know you want to.

    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

    { 12 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Lilian Hurn-Súper Baratísimo o Gratis. June 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I have to do this recipe look easy to do it. I like granola specially the one crunchy with nuts. Thanks
    Lilian Hurn-Súper Baratísimo o Gratis. recently posted..Sábado Sabroso – Arroz chaufa peruano

    2 Lisa @ Two Bears Farm June 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    We love homemade granola bars. I once did a cookoff w/ my kids and made 5 different types to see which one the fam liked the best!
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    3 Christina June 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I’m making them with mango marmalade – I just have to!
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    4 Bicultural Mama June 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Sounds yummy and easy to make!
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    5 Aurelia Flores June 25, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Wow — you’re right! Looks delicious AND easy. Will have to try it. Gotta say (although I’m a foodie, I don’t often cook), it never occurred to me to make granola bars myself. Thanks for the recipe. :)

    6 Elba June 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Que rico! This looks so easy to make. I’m going to try it this weekend so I can take it to work.

    7 Kim June 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Sounds easy to make and looks delicious! I must try.
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    8 Ellen Christian June 27, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for the linky. Looks delicious!
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    9 won June 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Looks easy enough and nutritional. Double goodness.

    I’ve bookmarked it.

    10 Donna B. July 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    I didn’t realize energy bars would be so easy to make – I’ll definitely give this a try. :) Thanks for sharing!

    11 Julie Diaz-Asper July 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    This is the perfect hiking snack! Now I just need to go hiking more! My kids will love this one.
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    12 OfeliaNJ October 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Making note of this – I have been looking for homemade granola recipes. Even better, this doesn’t have exotic or expensive ingredients.
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