Lunchbox Granola Bars
2 cups rolled oats 500 mL
1 cup whole wheat flour 250 mL
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds 125 mL
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 75 mL
1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
1 cup raisins , chocolate chips or your favorite dried fruit 250 mL
1/2 cup sunflower seeds 125 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
1/3 cup honey 75 mL
1 egg, beaten 1
1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
1/4 cup applesauce 60 mL
2 tsp vanilla extract 10 mL
1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Oil a 9 x 13-inch (22 x 33-cm) baking pan.
2. In large bowl, mix together oats, flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, sunflower seeds and salt. Make a well in center; set aside.
3. In small bowl, combine honey, egg, canola oil, applesauce and vanilla. Add liquid ingredients to well and mix. Pat mixture evenly into a prepared pan.
4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until bars begin to turn golden at edges. Cool 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.
Yield: 24 servings. Serving size: 1 piece.
*Recipe and image courtesy of CanolaInfo.org.*