|Spring is here. I saw a robin today. I am elated. Spring is a good time to make changes. I am going to get back on track with healthy eating. I am starting with this fabulous granola bar recipe. It is all healthy and has very little fat or sugar added. I actually used cashews because that is what I had in my pantry. Try this recipe. It is so good. |
But before we go on to the recipe, the winners of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Giveaway are....drum roll please...
Valli at More Than Burnt Toast
Barbara at Moveable Feasts
I have emailed everyone. Thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog for this event.
This recipe has been adapted from the California Walnut Commission.
|Chewy Granola Bars|
|Pre-heat oven to 325°F (160°C). In bowl, whisk together oats, brown sugar, flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Stir in walnuts, cherries, chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds, coconut and sesame seeds; set aside.In food processor, process apricots until broken up, about 1 minute. Add butter, process until a paste forms, about 1 minute. With motor running, pour in honey until well blended. Fold into oat mixture until well combined. Pat evenly and firmly into a parchment-lined 9 x 13-inch (23 x 33-cm) baking pan. Bake in the centre of oven until golden, about 30 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.Cut into bars (2x12 rows or 8x3 rows)|
Makes 24 bars. Source: www.walnutinfo.com
Per bar: about 250 cal, 6 g pro, 14 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 26 g carb, 3 g fibre, 10 mg chol, 85 mg sodium. %RDI: 2% calcium, 10% iron, 8% vit A.