Slow Cooker Granola Bars

Slow Cooker Granola Bars
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Granola Bars

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Granola Bars

Even if a snack is healthy, it doesn’t have to taste that way. Oats and dried fruit come together for this crunchy, slightly sweet granola: the perfect addition to yogurt and ice cream, and a great snack on its own. If you want extra crunch, add some chopped nuts.

16
Servings
326
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4  Cups  old-fashioned oats
  • 1  Cup  sunflower kernels
  • 1  Cup  flaked coconut
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • ½  Cup  canola oil
  • ½  Cup  honey
  • 2  Cups  chopped dried fruit (pineapples, mangos, and apricots work great)

Directions

In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine oats, sunflower kernels, coconut, and salt. In a small bowl, whisk oil and honey until well blended. Stir into oats mixture and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. When done cooking, spread granola on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and let cool. Once cooled, stir in dried fruit, cut into bars, and store in airtight containers.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
23g
26%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
51g
39%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
301µg
43%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
126mg
13%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
138µg
35%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
63mg
20%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
296mg
42%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
317mg
21%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.