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Granola Bar, Apricot-Walnut Cereal Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy GRANOLA BAR, APRICOT-WALNUT CEREAL BARS recipe? Learn how to make GRANOLA BAR, APRICOT-WALNUT CEREAL BARS using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by march_ladybug

Makes 16 servings



257 cals. Crisp and chewy, this bar is a good-for-you alternative to store-bought cereal bars. The secret ingredient, silken tofu, will give your day a protein-packed start. The recipe also works with other fruit-and-nut combinations.

Recipe Ingredients for GRANOLA BAR, APRICOT-WALNUT CEREAL BARS

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, (about 2 ounces)
3 cups unsweetened puffed-grain cereal, such as Kashi
2 cups chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces silken tofu, drained (about 1 1/3 cups)
1 large egg
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest

Recipe Directions for GRANOLA BAR, APRICOT-WALNUT CEREAL BARS

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a large (15 1/4-by-10 1/4-inch) jellyroll-style pan with cooking spray.

  2. 2.Spread oats and walnuts on a baking sheet with sides. Bake until fragrant and light golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and add puffed cereal, dried apricots, flour and salt; stir to combine.

  3. 3.Meanwhile, puree tofu, egg, oil, honey, vanilla and lemon zest in a food processor or blender until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Make a well in the center of the oat mixture; fold in the tofu mixture until combined. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

  4. 4.Bake until firm in the center and golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars with a sharp knife.

  5. Tips & Notes

  6. Make Ahead Tip: Individually wrap in plastic and keep at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature or remove plastic, wrap in a paper towel and defrost according to your microwave's directions

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Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 99.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
257
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
88mg
4%
Potassium
199mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
35.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
19.8g
Protein
5.7g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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