I've a granola bar recipe that I'm experimenting with and it isn't glueing together, mainly because I've reduced the honey in the recipe (too sweet!) and I don't have access to any wheat germ/flaxseed.
Dry ingredients --- 2 C oatmeal, 1 C nuts, 1 C coconut
Glue --- 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 C brown sugar, 2 tbsp honey instead of 2/3 C, and vanilla
The "glue" was melted together and mixed with the toasted dry ingredients and then baked for 25 minutes at 300 F. After it cooled and was cut, the bars crumbled too easily and it was still too sweet.
Do y'all have any good alternatives for glueing the thing together but reducing the sweetness?
Thanks in advance!