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Fruit and Oat Granola Bars

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Low Fat Granola Bars

Low Fat Granola Bars

Fiona Haynes
The word granola suggests healthy, but many granolas and granola bars are anything but, often carrying a hefty fat and calorie load for their size. These homemade granola bars are dense, sweet and full of whole grains. Enjoy them as part of a healthy breakfast, or pack one in your child's lunch box.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup plain toasted oat cereal (such as Cheerios)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried mixed fruit
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 medium banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with foil, with an inch or so overhanging the ends. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Spread oats on a large microwave-safe plate and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring half way through.

Place oats, oat cereal, flour, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in dried fruit.

Add honey, egg whites, mashed banana and oil. Stir well with a wooden spoon until well combined. Empty mixture into lined baking pan, and press down with some waxed paper or with wet hands.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until edges are golden.

Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then grasp foil ends and lift out of pan. Cut into 18 bars and place on a cooling rack.

Per Bar: Calories 163, Calories from Fat 34, Total Fat 3.8g (sat 0.3g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 90mg, Carbohydrate 28.9g, Fiber 2.4g, Protein 3.4g

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 5 out of 5
, Member ssomolik

These tasted great. I will make these again for sure. I used a dried berry mixture and they were fantastic.

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