Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Makes 10 to 12 bars

Perfect for breakfast on the go or a quick snack, these moist and chewy granola bars can be customized with any combination of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Oat flour is available in the bulk department, or you can quickly make a batch by whirring quick cooking oats in a blender or food processor until powdery.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as dried cranberries, raisins and/or chopped dried apricots
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with a long sheet of parchment paper, allowing for 2-inch overhang on each side.

Spread oats and coconut on an unoiled baking sheet. Bake until just golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.

In a large bowl, stir together cooled toasted oats and coconut, dried fruit, walnuts and oat flour. In a small bowl, stir together applesauce, honey and vanilla extract until evenly blended. Stir applesauce mixture into oat mixture until combined. Spread mixture in the prepared baking pan, pressing down to compact.

Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store the bars in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 bar, 220 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 4g protein
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