Low-Fat Granola Bars


submitted by MeandMyPinkMixer {7 Recipes}

  • Prep Time:
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    25 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    35 Mins
  • Level:
Low-Fat Granola Bars

Makes: 12 bars

Description: These low-fat granola bars are so easy to make and are a healthy snack on the go.

1 3/4 C  Rolled Oats
1/2 C  chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2  large ripe bananas
1/3 C  unsweetened applesauce
1/2 C  low sugar Craisins
1/2 tsp.  ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp.  ground nutmeg
1 T  ground flax seed
1/4 tsp.  sea salt

Instructions: 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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Author image by Blandiloquent88 | KEW GARDENS, NY    
Jun 16, 2016

It looks amazing and lime a great gift to give! Can't wait to try them!

Author image by Meganelewin | FT MITCHELL, KY    
May 12, 2014

They are in the oven!

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