Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great Harvest Trek Bars my way


In Dexter, we have a great coffee shop called The Foggy Bottom, or at our house, we call it "The Foggy" or just plain and simple "Froggy" for short.   They have something called a Yeti Bar that I love to get for breakfast, and I set out to figure out the recipe for myself.   I asked the coffee shop and they said that they get it from a bakery, so they didn't know the recipe.  After much googling, I found a copycat recipe for something called a "Trek Bar" at the Great Harvest Bread Company that had many of the ingredients, but the recipe wasn't quite right.  I've never sampled the Great Harvest bars, but the recipe I found needed to be jazzed up a little.   I customized it a bit - I added some cinnamon and salt to the mixture, and replaced the dried cranberries with dried cherries because we live in Michigan.   These bars are fantastic!    

Trek Bars (aka Yeti Bars)

2 1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. honey
1 c. natural peanut butter
1 t. kosher salt
1 T. cinnamon
1/4 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. dried cranberries (or  dried cherries)
1/4 c. wheat bran
1/4 c. oat bran
1/4 c. flax meal
1/4 c. millet
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1/4 c. sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine oats, honey,peanut butter, cinnamon and salt and mix well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Use your hands! Pack the mixture tightly and evenly into the baking pan and cook for 15 minutes, until nicely toasted or golden brown.

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