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Raisin-Cranberry Granola Bars

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 square)
If you prefer a chewier texture, bake the granola bars only 15 minutes. For a crispier bar, bake 18 minutes. Wrap individual squares in heavy-duty plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked regular oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 159
  • fat 2.8 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 31.6 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 33 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.

  3. Cut butter into brown sugar with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in flour, oats, and next 5 ingredients.

  4. Combine egg whites, applesauce, and vanilla; stir well. Add to oat mixture; stir well.

  5. Press mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

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