Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Chewy Coconut Granola Bars

Recipe Rating: 3.00679
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. Watch our how-to video.
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as dried cranberries, raisins and/or chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup oat flour*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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 a large rimmed 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 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.

*Oat flour is available in the bulk department, or you can make a quick batch by whirring quick cooking rolled oats in a blender or food processor until powdery.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 1 bar, 220 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 31g carbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 4g protein.
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