Yield 12 bars
These Chewy Nut and Fruit Packed Granola Bars are very easy to make: just follow the ratio of nuts, fruits, seeds and nut butter, add a few basic ingredients to hold it all together, bake and voilà, you have a fresh supply of nutritious and delicious homemade granola bars on hand, ready to calm the worst late afternoon cravings.
In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, oat flour, salt and wheat germ. Stir in the nuts, dried fruits and seeds.
In a small bowl, whisk together the canola oil (and applesauce, if using), nut butter, maple syrup (or honey or agave syrup), egg and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the dry ingredients seem to be coated with the sweet liquid and the mixture sticks together. Press firmly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set and golden around the edges. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars (they’re easier to cut out if they’ve been refrigerated in the pan first). Wrap individually and keep in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze for months.
Recipe Credit: Marie Asselin
Courses snack, dessert
Recipe by Food Nouveau at https://foodnouveau.com/recipes/snacks/chewy-nut-fruit-granola-bars/