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Chewy Coconut Cranberry Granola Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Snack, Dessert

Description

Chewy Coconut Cranberry Granola Bars combine healthy oats, dried cranberries and coconut to create a chewy treat that the kids will love and be able to help you make in the kitchen.


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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups whole grain granola
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries (or dried fruit of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray, dust with 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder in a small bowl and stir with a whisk.
  4. In a mixer combine sugar, vegetable oil, milk and eggs and beat on high until smooth.
  5. Add flour mixture to the mixer at a low speed until blended.
  6. Fold in granola and dried fruit and mix until combined.
  7. Spoon batter into the baking pan and spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle with coconut.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes (until just golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean).
  10. Cool completely and then cut into squares or bars. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

Use whatever dried fruit you want–a mix, raisins, apricots, ect.[br]If you want to make these a sweeter treat add a cup of chocolate chips.

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