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Coconut Almond Granola and Blueberry Bars

Coconut Almond Granola
  • 2 tbls unsalted butter
  • 2 table honey
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
Melt together butter and honey in small saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and heat until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water. Stir together oats, almonds and coconut in large bowl. Pour batter mixture over oat mixture, stir until combined.

Use this granola as a topping for the Blueberry Bars or enjoy it on its own. Bake

Blueberry Bars
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter , cold, cut into pieces
  • 1 large egg o 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberry jam
  • Almond-Coconut Granola
1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, allowing a 2-inch overhang. Coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Process almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal.
3. Lightly beat egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in a small bowl. With processor running, add egg mixture; process just until clumps form. Pat dough into bottom of dish; refrigerate until firm and cold, about 30 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick dough all over with a fork. Bake until edges are golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
5. Spread jam over crust; top with granola. Bake until jam is bubbling and granola topping is browned, about 30 minutes. Let cool on wire rack. Lift out, and cut into 2-inch squares. Bars can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 1 day, or frozen up to 1 week.