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Low Fat Granola Bars with Bananas, Cranberries & Pecans

FDitch the store-bought snacks and make a batch of these low fat granola bars. Lower in sugar and fat, but with plenty of flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Breakfast
Servings: 18 Bars (Approximately)
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed or flax meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9- by 13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, with about 1 inch of parchment paper overlapping the sides.
  • Spread out the oats and chopped pecans on a baking sheet. Place in the oven until they are lightly toasted, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, mash the bananas with the back of a fork. Stir in applesauce until combined.
  • Transfer the oats and pecans to a large bowl and stir in dried cranberries, ground flax seed (flax meal), cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Stir the banana mixture into the oat mixture until well combined and starting to clump together. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and press down evenly.
  • Bake until the bars are golden brown and starting to separate from sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
  • Use the parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan. Let cool to room temperature, then cut into bars.
  • Serve or store in an airtight container.

Notes

WW (Old Points) 3 / WW (Points+) 4

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg