Morello Cherry Granola Bar Recipe…

Granola bar!
Morello Cherry Granola bar!

What you will need-

  • 3 Cups Porridge
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Muesli
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup (frozen) Morello Cherries
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • Small Pinch Salt

How to make the yummy healthy granola-

Before you do anything, wash your hands and then preheat your oven to around 200°C (fan assisted), now set about putting all your dry mix into a bowl, give it a good mix with your best tools in the kitchen….Your hands of course!

Next, put your honey and almond milk into a separate bowl and using a metal whisk, whisk together until combined. Keep doing it, it may take a while depending on your technique but stick with it you will get there and it will mix in completely, add the Morello Cherries and mix in, let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the liquid mixture to the dry mix and mix fast, so the porridge doesn’t start soaking up the moisture from the honey and almond milk mix too fast and you end up having to add more (not ideal!)

Now find a small tin, line with greaseproof paper and press the mixture in with your fingers ready to go into the oven.

Morello Cherries Granola Bar!
Should look like this just before it goes into the oven!

Leave in the oven for around 20 mins on a heat of around 180°C (fan assisted), wait until golden brown and then take out. Once out leave to cool and then divide into 8 yummy bars.

I really love these bars, with the Morello Cherries, they give off a really lovely sour flavour, that seems to really work with the semi sweet oats, they make a great on the go breakfast or even a snack, overall I will definitely be making these again and next time I will try with different fruit.

Serving suggestion- Apple, spoonful homemade peanut butter, Morello cherry granola bar!WP_20140903_004




4 thoughts on “Morello Cherry Granola Bar Recipe…

    1. Hello,
      Thank you very much! I actually used the ground cinnamon that you buy from Asda but since reading about cinnamon earlier today I think in the future I will start buying the dried sticks and take what I need and use a pestle and mortar to grind up! Seems much healthier and you will at least know where it has come from! 🙂

      1. Hi.

        Just because you get cinnamon in sticks doesn’t mean that the cinnamon is better for you. You can buy cassia sticks (the type of cinnamon widely sold in the U.S) and grind them, but you will have only achieve one thing: fresher cassia! But you are in England, and your sticks may not be cassia.

        Ceylon cinnamon is also available in sticks, and the reason it is better for you is that true cinnamon (cinnamomum verum) is very low in coumarin (a substance that is not good for your liver). Cassia cinnamon is very high in coumarin.

        So if you are interested in your health–and I can see that you are–Ceylon cinnamon is a better choice.

      2. Hey,
        Ohhh, that makes sense! Well you definitely learn a new thing everyday, thank you very much!
        Yes I am trying to eat healthy, I have found out recently that I can’t have dairy so from next week I am going full on dairy free! Eeeek!

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