Thursday, March 24, 2011

Granola Bars

I am always on the hunt for healthy baking recipes.  I found this granola bar recipe off of Allrecipes.  I have made it before but this time I was going to change it up even more.  Here is how it when down...

oh and I should let you know that I love to substitute for things like oil and butter.

2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 pumpkin seeds
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup almond butter

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees, spray a 9x13" baking pan.

Mix dry then add wet.  Mix all together and pat flat into the baking dish. 

Cook for 27-30 mins

You can find the original recipe HERE.

So after they were finished I cut them into 24 servings. Only let them cool for 5 mins before you cut. To avoid crumbling.  I used the recipe calculator from HERE to get the nutritional information.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (1 bar)
83.9 Calories
2 g Fat
2.5 g Fiber
4 g Sugar
3 g Protein

I would say they are very tasty, I like foods that taste grainy and wholesome.  Plus I will wrap them each separately in plastic and put them in the fridge.  That way when I need a little snack or I am running out the door I will just grab one of these!

If I made any changes..... I would use something else besides pumpkin seeds.  I didn't have any other nuts but maybe I would use walnuts.  Oh and I would add dried cherries!

Overall= De-lish!


  1. I am going to try these tomorrow and then stick them in the kids lunches this week

  2. Yum....granola is one of my favorite snacks.


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