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Fruit and Nut Granola Bar Clusters photo

Chef: RFrey

  • serves 12
  • cook time 30 minutes

This recipe makes a good snack for anytime of the day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup - bran flakes
  • 1/3 cup - dried fruit such as raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup - maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup - mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup - nuts such as sliced almonds or roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup - peanut butter smooth
  • 1 1/2 cup - quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon - vanilla extract

Directions

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix together oats, bran flakes, dried fruit, nuts, and mini chocolate chips together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and combine together.
  5. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Form mixture into 12 clusters and place into pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly browned. Let cool and store in airtight container.

Alteration

  • To make into bars or squares, follow the first 4 directions, then, press down into an 8x8 inch pan that has been coated with non-stick cooking spray and cook for 20-30 minutes.

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