Friday, January 14, 2011

Healthy Granola Bar Makeover, Take 2

As you may have read, my first batch of granola bars just squeaked by with a pass. (OK, maybe closer to an epic fail as they were still sitting on the counter days later).  I did not let that discourage me from giving it another go.  If at first you don't succeed, bake, bake again!

I modified this recipe to create a
true winner.  The bars are a good size and the calorie count isn't off the charts.  I reduced the sugar and used a flax egg to up the protein.  These bars are crunchy with just enough sweetness.  Without further ado...












































Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Makes 20 bars)

2  1/4 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup wheat germ
3 tbsp ground flax
1/4 cup whole wheat  flour 
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 flax egg
1/4 cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9x13 pan.

Combine oats, wheat germ, flax, flour, salt and chocolate chips. In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, mix honey, sugar, peanut butter and maple syrup.  Heat for 30-40 seconds and stir.

Add peanut butter mixture, flax egg and milk to the dry ingredients and stir to combine. (You may want to use your hands for this :)

Press mixture into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into squares.

Nutritional Information (approx.)
128 calories
4.7 g fat
18.2 g carbs
4.5 g protein
2.6 g fibre

Have you ever failed at a recipe only to come back with a masterpiece?

Stay Healthy,
Tracy

2 comments:

  1. Oh those granola bars look great!

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  2. Thanks! Let me know how they turn out for you, if you give them a try :)

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