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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 103.2
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.9 mg
  • Sodium: 99.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Molasses Granola Bars

Submitted by: ABALONE045

Introduction

This is an adaptable recipe for granola bars - Go ahead, experiment with it. The molasses gives them a nice rich flavour. They are quite filling, and as a midmorning snack they provide a good energy boost. This is an adaptable recipe for granola bars - Go ahead, experiment with it. The molasses gives them a nice rich flavour. They are quite filling, and as a midmorning snack they provide a good energy boost.
Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    2 cups rolled oats
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup wheat germ
    1/4 cup ground flax seed
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/4 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut
    1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
    1/4 tsp sea salt
    1/2 cup Canola or Sunflower oil
    1/2 cup fancy molasses
    1 tbsp Lyle's Golden Syrup (optional)
    1 egg, beaten
    2 tsp vanilla

Directions

You can easily swap out different ingredients for whatever you prefer or happen to have on hand, such as flax seeds, nuts, dried apricots, currants, or you could even use honey instead of brown sugar - or oat bran instead of wheat germ or apple sauce instead of some of the oil...

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, miix the oil, egg, molasses and vanilla together and add to dry ingredients, stirring well until all is combined - if it is a very dry or crumbly, you can always add a few drops of cold water and continue mixing until it all comes together. Pour mixture into an 8" x 8" pan and flatten out evenly with a spoon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or slightly less if you prefer them chewier. Let them cool for about 5 minutes, then cut them into small squares - I cut them to be tiny, about 1" square and ended up with 36 servings.

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ABALONE045.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with the honey instead of brown sugar and used more cranberries, no raisins, added walnuts and sugar free mini choco chips.

    These are fantastic! I use any of the crumbled bits and put them in yogurt. - 7/20/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Best granola bars I have ever eaten! - 6/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I doubled this recipe and put it in a 2 qt. rectangle casserole. I used Maple syrup in place of Lyles Golden syrup. Thinking honey would be ok too. I used ground flax seed in place of the wheat germ, so lots of flax seed. It's very tasty and filling. My husband and son love it too. Will make again. - 3/26/13

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