Chewy Granola Bars

Number of servings : 12 bars Prep time: Cooking time: Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies Special diet

Number of servings : 12 bars

Prep time:

Cooking time:

Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

Special diet :

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup (125 mL) oat bran
1/3 cup (75 mL) flour
2/3 cup (150 mL) dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup (75 mL) walnuts, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) toasted wheat germ
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 cup (60 mL) frozen pineapple juice concentrate
2 tbsp (30 mL) packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Line 11 x 7-inch (28 x 17.5 cm) metal baking pan with foil, leaving 1 or 2 inches (2.5 or 5 cm) hanging over ends. Spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Place oats and oat bran on jelly-roll pan and toast until oats are lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl and add flour, apricots, walnuts, wheat germ, and salt. 
  3. Combine pineapple juice concentrate, brown sugar,  and honey in small skillet. Cook over medium heat until brown sugar has dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour honey mixture over  oat mixture, stirring to coat.
  4. Spoon oat mixture into baking pan. With moistened hands, press mixture into even layer in pan. Bake until firm, about 20 minutes. Using foil, carefully lift out bars and cool on wire rack. On work surface, cut into 12 bars.

 

Nutritional information:

Place oats and oat bran on jelly-roll pan and toast until oats are lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl and add flour, apricots, walnuts, wheat germ, and salt.

 

Chewy Granola Bars
Chewy Granola Bars