Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Baking, Breakfast, Heart-Smart

Lunchbox Granola Bars

A healthy snack for school, work or home.

Lunchbox Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats 500 mL
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseeds 125 mL
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 75 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 1 cup raisins , chocolate chips or your favorite dried fruit 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 125 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/3 cup honey 75 mL
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup applesauce 60 mL
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 10 mL

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Oil a 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33-cm) baking pan.
  • 2. In large bowl, mix together oats, flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, sunflower seeds and salt. Make a well in center; set aside. 
  • 3. In small bowl, combine honey, egg, canola oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add liquid ingredients to well and mix. Pat mixture evenly into a prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until bars begin to turn golden at edges. Cool 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

Yield

24 servings

serving size

1 piece

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories150
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Carbohydrates22 g
Fiber3 g
Sugars12 g
Protein3 g
Sodium55 mg
Potassium118 mg