This is not really bread, but it does use a whole lot of whole grains (including a bit of whole wheat flour), so I felt it was appropriate for my blog. And I was only going to blog it if I liked the result.
I use a few granola bars when I go to work: I find them convenient to eat. But I have been worried about the high fructose content, the high salt content, and the additives in the granola bars that I buy. So that's why, when I stumbled upon girli chef's Groovy Granola Bar Recipe, I felt I had to at least try it.
Of course, I used what I had on hand: I didn't have any hazelnuts, so I used almonds, and I didn't have enough for 1/2 cup of them, so I added pine nuts to make up the difference; and I didn't have enough pumpkin seeds, so I added some sunflower seeds. The same with my millet: I didn't have enough so I made up the difference in quinoa. I think that this is the idea behind Girli's 'Groovy Goodies' anyway, i.e. to use up what you have. I forgot about the shredded coconut until just now when I was writing this up. It probably would have added something to the mix to make it better. Perhaps it would have held together better.
That is my only complaint: perhaps I didn't press the ingredients together well enough, but the granola is fairly crumbly. I thought that freezing the bars might help, so I've tucked them away in a freezer.
They are very tasty.
Notes to Myself:
- Use the grains you have on hand. But don't forget the coconut next time!
- Really press these bars together. Use superstrength. Use a wooden block. Press harder.