Energy Star Granola Bars

08 Mar 2011

Makes: 24 bars

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes



What you will need:
– Nonstick Cooking Spray

– 1 Cup quick-cooking rolled oats

– ¼ cup all-purpose flour

– ¼ cup whole-wheat flour

– 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

– ½ cup Grape-Nuts cereal

– ½ teaspoon ground ginger

– 1 beaten egg

– 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

– ¼ cup honey

– ¼ cup packed brown sugar

– 2 tablespoons canola oil

– 1 16 oz package mixed dried-fruit bits

– 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

– ½ cup chopped walnuts

– ¼ cup dark-chocolate chips



How to prepare:

Preheat oven to 325degrees. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Set pan aside.


In a large bowl, combine oats, flours, ground flaxseed, Grape-Nuts and ginger. Add egg, applesauce, honey, brown sugar and oil; mix well. Stir in fruit bits, sunflower seeds, walnuts and chocolate chips.



Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely on a wire rack. Use edges of foil to lift cooked granola from pan, and cut into bars.
Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts:

155 calories

3g Protein

28g Carbohydrates

5g Fat (1g saturated)

2g fiber

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