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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 135.6
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 160.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g

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Granola Breakfast Bars

Submitted by: TUESDAYS

Introduction

These healthy breakfast bars provide a respectable level of protein and fiber without a ton of calories. Best of all, they can be eaten on the run. Reconfigure the "additions" to suit your fancy.... or replace the Splenda with another sweetener if you're trying to stay "au natural." This is a base recipe that can be tweaked to your taste! These healthy breakfast bars provide a respectable level of protein and fiber without a ton of calories. Best of all, they can be eaten on the run. Reconfigure the "additions" to suit your fancy.... or replace the Splenda with another sweetener if you're trying to stay "au natural." This is a base recipe that can be tweaked to your taste!
Number of Servings: 9

Ingredients

    2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    5 tablespoons applesauce
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar
    1/2 cup additions

    Additions can be any combination of: raisins, dates, cranberries, sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, etc.

    NOTE: The nutrition info for this recipe is figured with 1/2 cup craisins.


Directions

Preheat oven to 325. Grease an 8x8 pan.

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Press mixture into pan. (Use a piece of wax paper on top and compact) Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 min, then cut into 9 bars. Cool completely before serving.

Can be wrapped in individual bars for a week of treats/breakfasts.

Can be doubled for 9 x 13 pan.


Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TUESDAYS.






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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used craisins and unsalted almonds as my add in and it was really yummy. They are quite filling and taste sort of like oatmeal cookies. Will make again! - 2/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I liked this recipe because it is so basic and flexible -- I didn't have applesauce so I used canned pumpkin and it worked great! I added some crushed walnuts and craisins, and my husband loved them!! He brought them in to work and his coworkers are now asking for this recipe! Thanks! - 1/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Excellent Bars. I added 2 scoops of protein powder to up the protein. They are great for breadfast on the go or after a workout! Yum!!!! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I loved these (as did the husband). I think next time I'll add a little shredded coconut along with the craisins (so, 1/2 cup of each). Or, if I'm feeling particularly sinful, instead of the regular additional ingredients, I'll add some orange zest and dip the bottom of the bars in dark chocolate. - 1/3/10

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I added homestyle applesauce which has chunks of apples in it and I also sprinkled some cinnoman on top before baking. It's in the oven now, hopefully is scrumptious! - 6/3/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good generally - better than regular granola bars, and more filling, with fewer preservatives. I put in 15 grams of coconut (70 cals) and one tablespoon of chopped pecans. One point -in the nutrition count, you list 1/2 c of craisins as having 180 cals, but my box says it comes to over 400. - 11/23/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were good but I made a double batch and didn't mix as good as I thought. Will definitely make again, but make two seperate batches instead of one huge one. My husband said he wouldn't like them then he tried one and now I think he likes it more than me. - 1/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Made a double batch of this recipe last night--for my 1 cup of addins, I used 1/4 c white chocolate, 1/4 c semi-sweet chocolate, and 1/2 c dried cranberries. I also used 1/4 c splenda and 1/4 c brown sugar as splenda gives me heart-burn quite often. AWESOME!!! Will definitely be making this again! - 12/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are very delicious, but you have to watch them carefully. I left them sit in teh oven a few minutes longer than what they recipe said, adn they came out dry and a little hard. Definately will make these again though. - 5/31/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe. My family and I loved these healthy bars. I don't plan on purchasing granola/cereal bars any more from the store. These were simple to make, and I like knowing EXACTLY what's in the foods I eat. - 5/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    These are GREAT!! I made them to eat at work since I have to be there at 7a.m. and need a healthier way to start the day. I didn't use any add's this time, but will next time - 3/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful for diabetics. Thank you - 11/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is a yummy recipe :) My daughters helped me make it. They chose dark chocolate chips & peanuts as our additions. I think they like it better than cake or brownies. We packed them in their school lunches for today too. I think we'll have to make a double-batch WEEKLY! - 5/1/09

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  • Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Good, substantial snack that keeps you going for a bit. I used a fairly strong tasting honey - frankly it overpowers it, so next time I'll use a lighter tasting one. - 9/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    WILL make these again. I used Stevia Plus along with Molasses and made my own apple sauce in the food processor with two apples with cranberries and walnuts - yum and satisfying. - 3/6/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I give five stars. These bars stay together, without crumbs all over you. They are not to sweet, and very healthy. And moist and chewy. Just the way we like them for the run. I have them in a zip lock bag. And On the counter. I made them Friday and Monday still very fresh. Thank you for the recipe, - 3/8/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    it took the second batch the second batch i stayed precise and used a cooking sheet with parchment paper at the bottom and flatened with wax sheet, scored it into squares. i did embelish with coconut, craisins, sunflower seeds the first time too much apple sauce, the second time fantastic tasting! - 1/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love how easy these were to prepare and I like how they can be saved and eaten throughout the week! - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The 2 1/4 c oats listed in the recipe would amount to 1/4 c per serving vs .11 c listed in the nutrition info, increasing the calories by about 40. Otherwise, the bars have good flavor. I added an egg to help them stay together better and be more moist. My favorite is pumpkin with cinnamon chips. - 10/17/11

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These are getting raves from my husband, daughter, and friends at the office! I added chunky peanut butter, almonds, walnuts, and craisins. Will add some cinnamon tonight. Filling and great with coffee in the morning. One of the best "grab and go" breakfasts! - 6/24/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    These were excellent- I added slivered almonds & raisins, plus a little cinnamon. Could use a little more spunk spice wise, so will do a healthier dose of cinnamon next go round. Oh yes, there will be another go at this these :) Very good!! - 1/10/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Used almonds and chocolate chips... not quite sweet enough to reach the goal... probably better suited for fruit, but still good! - 5/8/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying this out this afternoon, with a sprinkling of 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds for little extra boost of nutrition. - 5/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I replaced the applause with peanut butter and added chocolate chips to the top of half of the bars. When I took them out of the oven I spread the chocolate out so it covered the top of the bars. These are super filling and super delicious with or without the chocolate. My husband even loves the! - 3/25/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    these are great! - 10/29/09

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