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Homemade Low Fat Granola Bar Recipes


A fruit and nut sensation, these low fat granola bars are packed with nutritious ingredients including oats, nuts, honey, and banana.

High fiber oats and lots of other energizing nutritious ingredients make a healthy anytime treat.

With just 2 tablespoons of butter these tasty treats are definitely low fat granola bars.

These bars are naturally sweetened by the raisins, apple juice, banana and honey - no additional sugar is needed.

The perfect take anywhere snack - easily included in lunchboxes, enjoy as a mid-morning snack, after school treat, and even vacation trips in the car or airplane, etc.

Low Fat Granola Bar Recipes
On-The-Go Fruit & Granola Bars

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or molasses or barley malt syrup or rice syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 egg beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 9-inch baking pan with foil that extends at least 1-inch beyond the pans edges. This will create "handles" for lifting the slab of granola bars out of the pan once they have baked and cooled, allowing you to cut them more evenly and making cleanup a quick and easy. Lightly grease the foil with cooking spray or oil.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the oats, nuts, raisins, and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, set over medium low heat, melt the butter and honey, stirring until well combined. Add the juice.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the banana and stir until the mixture is well blended.
  6. Stir in the egg until well combined.
  7. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and gently press it down evenly.
  8. Bake the low fat granola bars until set, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  10. Remove slab of low fat granola bars from the pan, using the foil "handles." and transfer to a cutting board.
  11. Cut into desired size and shape bars.

Makes one 9-inch square pan of low fat granola bars.

This recipe for chewy granola bars is adapted from Smart Cookies by Jane Kinderlehrer.

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