I was a little worried that these would be dry, since there was so little liquid in the recipe...but they were so chewy and filling. I think adding almonds would be a great addition. The cranberries gave great bursts of tartness.
Cranberry-Cinnamon Granola Bars
Granola is a good source of soluble fiber, which can lower the risk of coronary heart disease.
Yield: Makes 9 bars
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 139
- Calories from fat: 14%
- Fat: 2g
- Saturated fat: 0.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.2g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrate: 27g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 24mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 32mg
- Calcium: 19mg
- 2 cups low-fat granola cereal
- 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Vegetable cooking spray
- Combine first 6 ingredients, and press mixture evenly into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack 5 minutes, and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.
- Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kellogg's Low-Fat Granola without Raisins.
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