New American Plate Challenge

Granola Fruit Squares

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August 26, 2016
1 Review (4.00 out of 5)
Weekly Recipe
Serves 16 Squares

Choose these high fiber, nutrient-packed, flavorful bars for early mornings when you are on-the-go.


Ingredients

  • 1 Cup
    old-fashioned oats or quick oats, uncooked (not instant)
  • 1/4 Cup
    almonds
  • 1/4 Cup
    walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon
    flax seeds
  • 1/2 Cup
    whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 Cup
    canola oil
  • 1/4 Cup
    honey, softened by placing the jar in a pan of water over low heat
  • 1/4 Cup
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    vanilla
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 Cup
    fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup
    combination raisins, dried cranberries and dried cherries
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line 9-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil and leave 2-inches of foil hanging over edges.

  3. In large nonstick skillet over medium heat stir oats, nuts and seeds and toast for 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool. When cool, in food processor, pulse mixture until coarse. Avoid making the mixture too fine.

  4. In mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Whisk until blended. Set aside.

  5. In another mixing bowl combine oil, honey, sugar, vanilla and eggs and mix well. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Gently add oat mixture, fresh blueberries and dried fruit.

  6. Lightly coat baking dish with cooking spray. Pour granola batter into dish and spread evenly. Bake until mixture is set, about 25 to 28 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool. Use overhanging foil to lift granola slab from baking dish to cutting board. Cut into desired size bars.

Nutrition: 198 calories, 10 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 25 g carbohydrate, 5 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 77 mg sodium.

1 review for Granola Fruit Squares

  1. Manish Kumar

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    Thank you for contact Manish Kumar about Fight Cancer.

  2. Marge Kosiewicz
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    Love the Granola Fruit Squares. I omitted the cranberries and flax seed. I will make them again.

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