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Energy Star Granola Bars

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.

Nutrition Facts:

155 calories

3g Protein

28g Carbohydrates

5g Fat (1g saturated)

2g fiber


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