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.