Granola Bars Recipe


granola bars recipe

This granola bars recipe makes for a tasty and healthy breakfast. Morning is not the only time to enjoy this. Try it as a snack or dessert.

With the tasty flavors of dried fruit, sweet honey and crunchy granola, this is a breakfast bar the whole family will love. This does take some cooking time so plan ahead if you are eating this for breakfast. You can make this on the weekend and then enjoy them all week long.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.



Granola Bars Recipe

Granola is not just for adding to your breakfast yogurt. Try making these Honey Granola Squares for a tasty way to start your day.

With low fat ingredients, fruits and the sweet taste of honey, your taste buds will love waking up to these. Wrap up the leftovers and have one for a mid-day snack.

Recipe Type:

Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderately Difficult

Ingredients

  • 3 cups low-fat granola
  • 2 ounces dried cranberries
  • 2 ounces dried apricots
  • 2 ounces dried pears
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Heat over to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the granola and dried fruits.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the honey, oil and vanilla over medium heat stirring until honey is dissolved.
  4. Pour honey mixture over granola and mix together until thoroughly coated.
  5. Pour egg whites over granola mixture and mix well
  6. Pack mixture firmly into an 8-inch square non-stick backing pan.
  7. Bake at 325-degrees for 40 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  8. Place pan on a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  9. Cut into approximately 2-1/2 inch squares.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts - Granola Bars Recipe

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings:12
Serving Size 1 bar
Calories 205
Total Fat 6.0g
      Sat Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 68.5mg
Total Carbohydrates 37.1g
      Fiber 2.0g
      Sugar 20.3g
Protein 3.0g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
Smart Points:
8 pts
Points
Plus:
5 pts
Original
Points:
4 pts

The dried fruit is included in the calculation for SmartPoints (as they are dried and therefore not zero value). The egg whites were not include in the calculation.

Tips

You can use different dried fruits to give this breakfast recipe a new flavor. You can also sprinkle a little cinnamon or nutmeg into the mix prior to baking for some additional flavor.


For more breakfast recipes like this try these Blackberry Breakfast bars.

Try this granola bars recipe that uses fruits and nuts.

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