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So-Cal University Girl's Granola Bars

So-Cal University Girl's Granola Bars

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
brittlynnr

brittlynnr

I adapted a few granola bars to fit my needs as a short-on-cash college kid. They're easy to adapt to what you have in your pantry and perfect to store individually for a healthy grab-and-go snack! Using dried cherries gives the bars a tarty edge! I recommend cutting bars and storing in refrigerator wrapped individually for grab-and-go snacking.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.2g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 13 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix oats, almond flour, dried fruit, rice cereal, brown sugar, pecans, chocolate chips, flax seeds, instant coffee granules, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk applesauce, honey, egg, and vanilla extract in a small bowl; pour into oat mixture. Stir until evenly incorporated. Press batter into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into granola bars.
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Reviews

Birdie Roo
4

Birdie Roo

10/5/2012

Super yummy. I stuck with the recipe. I couldn't resist having a bite when these were right out of the oven! I'm a graduate student, so I needed something for marathon library days. I used semi-sweet chocolate morsels. I don't keep instant coffee, but I do have Kona beans and a flavored bean that I like. I mixed them up keeping the Kona grounds as the base so the flavored grounds didn't have too much punch. For the dried mixed fruit, I got an anti-oxidant blend. The flavors all work really well together. I was worried that the honey and brown sugar would be too sweet, but with unsweetened apple sauce it is perfect.

the home mom
2

the home mom

2/10/2013

awesome!!!

TheGo-ToGirl
1

TheGo-ToGirl

8/27/2013

My teenagers and I really liked this gluten free bar. Its no-fail for whatever modifications. I added extra milk chocolate chips, extra instant coffee and a little coconut. I drizzled them with small drizzle of glaze (1 tbsp melted butter, 4 tbsp confectioners sugar and a tbsp of chambourd (Jack Daniels works too) heated in a pan til the alcohol burned off.) It won't taste "too healthy" with my jack daniel's glaze. lol

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