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Rum Raisin Granola Bars

The holidays are approaching fast; first Halloween, followed all too quickly by Thanksgiving and Christmas. When things start to get busy with errands and events, it's really convenient to have a granola bar to jam in your mouth. This recipe is so easy to make ahead, freeze, and then get out a few bars at a time, whenever you need. During college, I would throw a frozen bar in my lunch the night before, and it would be perfectly thawed and ready to enjoy the next day.

Rum raisin is a fun twist on the traditional oatmeal raisin flavor, so it seems like you're getting away with something. ;) Not to worry though, it's just extract! No different from vanilla or any other extract you would add to a dessert.


  • 1/2 C. almond butter

  • 1/3 C. creamy peanut butter

  • 1/4 C. honey

  • 1 egg

  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine (melted)

  • 1 tsp. rum extract

  • 3 C. oats

  • 1/2 C. packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 C. flaxseed

  • 1 Tbsp. chia seed

  • 1/2 C. raisins

  • Light sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish or rimmed cookie sheet, and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the nut butters, honey, brown sugar, butter, egg and rum extract.

  3. Combine the oats, seeds, salt and cinnamon; add to the butter mixture and stir well. Fold in the raisins.

  4. Transfer to the prepared baking dish/pan. Bake at 350°F for 15-17 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool, then cut into bars.

  5. Flash freeze the cut granola bars on a plastic tray (tupperware lids works well) in the freezer. Once bars are stiffened, they can all be thrown together in a gallon freezer bag.

Yield: approximately 21 granola bars

'Til next time,


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Nov 07, 2018

You have the most delicious foods, Eva! Whenever I go to your site, I get hungry!

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