Apple Pecan Granola Bars

Apple Pecan Granola Bars
Staff Writer
MyDailyFindChicago

We're always trying to get our kids to eat their oats, so what better way to do it than by sneaking it into a Halloween treat? Brown sugar and cinnamon are added to fulfill that desired sweet craving kids get on the celebrated holiday, while chopped apple, pecans, and oats make it good for them, too. 

8
Servings
299
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup old-fashioned oats, toasted
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 Cups chopped apple
  • 1/4 Cup chopped pecans

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with parchment paper, with sides hanging over the edges. Spray the parchment with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk the vanilla, oil, sugar, egg, and egg white. In a larger bowl, combine the oats, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Add the nuts and apple and stir to combine, but do not overmix.

Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, pressing it down firmly to mold to the shape of the pan. Bake until bars are golden brown, about 30-40 minutes. Bars should be browned around the edges. Let cool before cutting and serving.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
138µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
131mg
13%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
229mg
33%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
592mg
39%
Water
34g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.