Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Good for You Granola Bars

• 2 cups quick cooking oats
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 3/4 cup raisins
• 1/2 cup oat bran
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 cup chopped English walnuts
• 1/4 cup flax seeds
• 1/2 cup EVOO
• 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
• 1/3 cup honey
• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with vegetable oil spray.
2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, flour, brown sugar, raisins, oat bran, salt, cinnamon, flax seeds and walnuts. In a smaller bowl, thoroughly blend oil, molasses, honey, egg, and vanilla; pour into the flour mixture, and mix combined. Press evenly into the prepared baking pan.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are crisp. Cool completely in pan before turning out onto a cutting board and cutting into bars.

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