Low-Fat Granola Bars
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Makes: 12 bars
These low-fat granola bars are so easy to make and are a healthy snack on the go.
1 3/4 C
chopped pecans or walnuts
large ripe bananas
low sugar Craisins
ground flax seed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 x 9 inch bake dish with parchment paper making sure to leave some overlapping the sides.
Spread the oats and nuts out on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until lighly toasted; stirring occasionally. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
In a medium bowl, mash the banana with the back of a fork. Stir in the applesauce until combined.
Pour the oats and nuts into a large mixing bowl. Add the craisins, ground flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir the banana mixture into the oat mixture until well combined. Pour into the parchment lined bake dish, pressing mixture down evenly.
Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.
Lift the bars out of the dish using the edges of the parchment paper. Let cool for another 15 minutes before cutting into bars.
Store in an airtight container or in Ziploc snack bags for a healthy snack on the go.
Note - these granola bars are chewy, not crunchy.....in case you were wondering :)
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