Cardamom Granola Bars - Review by Weasel
This is so good! I made some changes: I used about 1/4 cup brown sugar, 4 tablespoons honey, 4 tablespoons (slightly salted) butter, 1/2 cup of cranberries instead of raisins (goes very well with cardamom!), 1/2 cup of walnuts, 2 cups of oats, added 1/3 cup coconut flakes, and two heaped teaspoons of ground cardamom. I let it cool for one hour before cutting and the result was perfect. Oh, I did use the tip of another user to press it really hard before baking and also right after baking. I think this made the cutting after cooling much easier. They didn't fall apart at all. Thanks for the basic recipe!
Cardamom and honey give these bars an exotic flavor. Pecans can easily be substituted for the walnuts if you prefer.