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Fruit and pecan granola bars

May 25, 2012

Do you like granola or granola bars? I love granola.  I have been experimenting lately at home, making different kinds of granola cereals.  You can eat granola with milk for breakfast or on some yogurt as a snack.

Fruit and pecan granola bars

16 bars

Active time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


1 large egg

1 large egg white

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups oats

2/3 cup chopped dried cranberries, or golden raisins (raisins are cheaper)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-by-11-inch pan with foil. Coat with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk egg, egg white, sugar, oil, cinnamon, salt and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in oats, cranberries (or raisins),  pecans and flour. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut into bars with a lightly oiled knife.

Per serving:    119 calories;                3 g fat         (    0 g sat          ,       1 g mono        );    13 mg cholesterol;     22 g carbohydrates;           2 g protein;      1 g fiber;     44 mg sodium;     17 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat