Granola bars: binders

My granola bars use sweetened condensed milk and stay together really well and it makes for a dense crunchy/chewy granola bar.

Other binders I’ve heard of:

  • Applesauce (didn’t work by itself very well)
  • Applesauce with egg
  • Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • Heating honey and adding peanut butter
  • Sorghum
  • 1 cup of dates soaked in 1/2 cup of water overnight and then blended to a paste (or instead of soaking overnight, use boiling water and let it soak till the water’s at room temperature).
  • Egg, peanut butter, and maple syrup

The internet didn’t always answer binder questions with binder answers, so some of the sweeter ones may just work as sweeteners and not sweetener+binder. Hope this helps. 

And here’s another granola bar recipe that sounds good. http://www.myhumblekitchen.com/2012/11/how-to-make-your-own-better-than-store-bought-chewy-granola-bars-in-any-flavor/

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