Apple Pecan Granola Bars

Staff Writer
Apple Pecan Granola Bars
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
186
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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.5%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Protein
4g
7%
Carbs
31g
10%
Vitamin A
11µg
1%
Vitamin C
0.5mg
0.8%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
39mg
4%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
12µg
3%
Folic acid
2µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.4%
Phosphorus
94mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
122mg
3%
Sodium
93mg
4%
Sugars, added
18g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.7%
Zinc
0.8mg
5%