Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

Fruit and Nut Granola Bars Recipe
Kate Sears

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 239
Fat 10 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 33 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 75 mg

Ingredients

2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup finely chopped dried apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 large egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil; mist foil with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt, breaking up any lumps of brown sugar. Toss in raisins, apples and nuts. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, egg, oil and vanilla. Pour maple syrup mixture into oat mixture and combine well, using your hands.

3. Press mixture into baking pan and bake until just turning golden brown around edges, 30 to 35 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Using a sharp knife, cut into bars in pan while still warm. Let cool further before removing from pan to rack to cool completely.

Note:

August 2011
Also featured in: Back to School Special, All You, None 2014;
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