Home made granola bars

This is a great recipe for those who don’t want processed granola bars for their kids lunch box, and even your own lunch box.  Perfect on the go snack as well!  I tried to cut down on the sugar by not adding dried fruit, and I tossed in a hand full of chopped raw cashews, and added a handful of 75% cocoa chocolate chips.

makes 12 or cut them smaller to make more!

2 cups rolled oats ( I used Quaker large flakes )

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup wheat germ

1/4 cup ground flax-seed

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup honey

1 egg beaten

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut

mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl, make a well and add wet ingredients, stir to mix pat in a greased 9 x 13 pan bake at 375 for about 30 minutes.  I cut them about 5 minutes after they came out of the oven, once cooled I placed them in snack size zip locks and put them in the freezer.

approximate nutritional information ( does not include the raw cashews or 75% cocoa chocolate chips)

248 cal, 9.2 g fat, sat fat 2.2, trans fat 0, cholesterol 16 mg, sodium 128 mg, carbs 38.4g, fiber 3.5g, sugar 18.7 g, protein 4.8g.

Enjoy!

3 Responses to Home made granola bars

  1. Cindee Courtney-Zidar says:

    hey there Kelly, thank you for sharing the recipe. that is great. I am going to pass the recipe onto my 3 daughters. They actually eat much healthier than their Mom. But I am making progress. no I havent got the hang on spinach yet!!!

  2. I am going to pick up the ingredients and try this recipe as well. I’ve been looking for one like this. I like the lack of butter in it.
    Steph

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