Cinnamon Granola Bars

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings

These chewy bars contain whole-grain oatmeal and more than 5 grams of protein. They make the kitchen smell delicious while baking.

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Teresa Blackburn

Nutty and naturally sweet, these bars contain the antioxidant vitamin E, which is found in nuts, many fruits and especially in wheat germ.

Ingredients

1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup sliced almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (7-ounce) package dried fruit bits, or 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit, finely chopped
2 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, wheat germ, flour, almonds, cinnamon and salt with a fork until blended; stir in dried fruit.
  3. Whisk together eggs, honey and vanilla in a small bowl until well blended; pour over oat mixture and stir to combine. Scrape mixture into prepared pan; press until evenly spread. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until the edges turn golden brown.

 

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