Keep in mind this is a diet recipe. I combined several other recipes and modified to fit my dietary needs. It is a healthy way to curb that nagging sweet tooth. Replace the toasted almonds for any other type of nut (yummy with pumpkin and flax seeds too) and add dried fruit to your hearts content. A bit of added salt might add some more flavor too (I am watching my sodium.)
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- 2 1/4 cups toasted old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons toasted almonds
- 1 cup puffed millet
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon sugar substitute (splenda)
- 1 cup unsweet applesauce
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter (smucker's natural)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate, bits
- 1Set your oven to broil.
- 2Spread oats and almonds evenly on a cookie sheet. Toast for about 6 minutes (until lightly toasted,) stir every few minutes.
- 3In a large bowl - combine all ingredients and stir. Make sure to break up the dark chocolate. I use a paring knife and shave the chunk.
- 4Taste batter and adjust according to your own tastes. Add salt, dried fruit, honey, etc.
- 5Line a 9 X 13 baking pan with parchment.
- 6Pour batter into pan and press down with your hands.
- 7bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until it is slightly brown on top.
- 8Remove from oven and let cool.
- 9Cut into 12 bars.
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Nutritional Facts for Healthy Granola Bars
Serving Size: 1 (83 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 274.5
- Calories from Fat 112
- Total Fat 12.4 g
- Saturated Fat 7.0 g
- Cholesterol 17.6 mg
- Sodium 41.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 35.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
- Sugars 6.5 g
- Protein 7.5 g