Thursday, August 18, 2011

DIY all natural sweetened condensed milk & granola bars

I saw a great recipe for granola bars on Positively Splendid and when I asked for a substitute for the sweetened condensed milk she sent me this from  YEAH!!!


2 eggs
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients and use in place of processed sweetened condensed milk in recipes.

How about a delicious, healthy and easy recipe to use it in!
I found this amazing recipe with equally tempting photo from positively splendid.
It has all of 5 ingredients aside from the sweetened condensed milk we are substituting to make it healthier. 
This recipe is just slightly different than the original to up the health factor.

Easy Granola bars
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup carob chips, yogurt covered raisins or other sweet treat.
1/2 assorted dried fruit (think apricots, cherries, craisins...)
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk or the substitute that is listed above.
I like to throw in some coconut as well!
Just mix it all together and throw into a greased casserole dish (9"x 13") and bake at 325 till golden (about 30 minutes).

I will be reducing the sugar in the milk substitute above as I usually don't like things overly sweet and it healthies it up a bit too!  

The kids and I are making these today!



Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

Oh my those look yummy. We love granola and we like to make it ourselves so I can see the kids liking these. Found you on MBC and am following feel free to pop by and follow if you find us interesting :D

Leah said...

How did the granola bars turn out? They look delicious! said...

Can you believe I keep forgetting to pick up wheat germ so I haven't gotten to try them yet! I want to though as soon as I make it to the health food store!