My mom and sister are almost birthday twins. Their birthdays are just a day apart. To celebrate this year, we went to the quaint town of St. Michaels, MD. It is a short drive from DC and the perfect weekend getaway. The town is on the water and has adorable shops, great restaurants, and a wonderful farmers market on Saturday mornings.
One stand at the market was selling delicious peach bars. They had a crispy granola crunch and there was a little zing mixed in. My mom and I were so perplexed by the taste, I was determined to figure out what ingredient was giving it that extra little zing. After some contemplation (and a lot of eating!) I figured out it was ginger.
I did my best to try to recreate these bars at home. My CSA has had tons of blueberries and peaches, so this was an easy choice. This will make a great dessert to add to school lunches too!
Blueberry Peach Granola Bars Recipe
- 5 cups of granola, fruit removed
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons syrup
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 6 medium peaches, diced
- 1 pint of blueberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil. Allow the foil to hang over the edge of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray.In a large bowl, stir together granola, 1/4 cup flour, and salt.In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites, syrup and oil until foamy.Pour egg whites over the granola and mix well to combine.Pour 3/4 of the granola mixture into the baking pan. Press the mixture into the pan.Bake for 15 minutes.Meanwhile, prepare the fruit. In a medium saucepan, heat peaches, blueberries, sugar, ginger, and cinnamon over medium heat.Stir mixture until peaches are tender, about 10 minutes.Stir in remaining flour and spread fruit mixture over cooked granola.Pour remaining granola over fruit and sprinkle with almonds.Bake for 25 minutes until bars are golden brown.Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.