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Oh-So-Good Granola Bars

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Power up -- while you slim down -- with this yummy snack.

Makes: 24 bars

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes


Nonstick cooking spray

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds

1/2 cup Grape-Nuts cereal

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 beaten egg

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 16-ounce package mixed dried-fruit bits

2 tablespoons sunflower seeds

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup dark-chocolate chips


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine oats, both flours, ground flaxseeds, Grape-Nuts, and ginger. Add egg, applesauce, honey, brown sugar, and oil; mix well. Stir in fruit bits, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
  3. 3. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool completely on a wire rack. Use edges of foil to lift cooked granola from pan, and cut into bars.

Nutrition facts per bar: 155 calories, 3g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 5g fat (1g saturated), 2g fiber

Healthy On-the-Go Snack

Too busy to bake bars? Throw these ingredients together for a super­quick kicked-up trail mix (stick to a 3/4-cup serving).

  • Dark-chocolate chips
  • Dried cherries
  • Almonds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Any whole-grain cereal

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, March 2011.


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queendd2514295 wrote:

24 servings, 155 cal, 3g protein, 28g cars, 5g fat (1gSat), 2g fiber. Small servings but VERY tasty!

4/3/2011 04:29:33 PM Report Abuse
echane2 wrote:

I made these and did double the recipe. Also, did not like the ginger taste so I think I will be omitting it next time. Otherwise, they were very good!!

3/31/2011 06:50:00 AM Report Abuse
JFN1 wrote:

I wouild agree with the serving size...24 bars from an 8x8 pan? This will be very SMALL snack. Quite good, I am sure, but pretty much one bite and it's gone.

3/30/2011 03:20:19 PM Report Abuse
paulinetuohy wrote:

24 bars in an 8x8 inch pan?!?!?! Are you kidding me???

3/30/2011 12:46:22 PM Report Abuse
anita_wilson1 wrote:

Lots of ingredients for only an 8x8 pan! I think I would at least double the recipe to make it worth my time. Can these be kept in the freezer?

3/30/2011 10:53:26 AM Report Abuse

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