Wholesome Granola Bars
These delicious, wholesome granola bars, made with oats, almonds and dried cherries, make a great 'on-the-run' breakfast, afternoon snack or tuck one into your child's lunch box.
1 1/2 cups low fat granola
1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large egg whites, slightly beaten
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Line bottom and sides of an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- Combine granola, oatmeal, cherries, whole wheat flour, almonds and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Stir together egg whites, honey, brown sugar and oil. Stir into the cereal mixture, stirring until all is coated. Press mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F (175°C). oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until bars are light brown. Let cool on a wire rack. Use foil to remove bars from pan. Let cool completely. Cut into bars.
Makes 12 bars.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.