DIY Apricot Almond Granola Bars

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  • Ingredients
    2 large EGGS, room temperature
    3 cups old fashioned oats
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 cup packed light brown sugar
    1/2 cup almond butter
    1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
    1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

    Yields: 24 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/24 of recipe

    Calories: 193

    Total fat: 9 g
    Saturated fat: 2 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 4 g

    Cholesterol: 21 mg
    Sodium: 96 mg
    Carbohydrates: 24 g
    Fiber: 3 g
    Sugar: 12 g
    Protein: 5 g
    Vitamin A: 24 mcg
    Vitamin D: 0 mcg
    Folate: 15 mcg
    Choline: 19 mg
    Calcium: 54 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
    Potassium: 147 mg

    This recipe is a good source of protein.

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. MIX oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in large bowl.

  2. BEAT brown sugar, almond butter and butter in mixer bowl on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. ADD eggs; BEAT until blended. Gradually ADD oat mixture, beating on low speed just until blended. STIR in almonds and apricots. SPREAD in greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

  3. BAKE in 350°F oven until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. COOL completely in pan on wire rack. CUT into 24 bars, about 3 x 1 1/2 inches each.

Insider Info

  • Make them yourself with this easy DIY recipe! Wrap these delicious granola bars individually, and pop them in the freezer for school lunches or quick snacks!
  • You can use different nut butters and a variety of dried fruit & nuts to change up the taste. Try dried cherries or cranberries in place of apricots and creamy peanut butter in place of almond butter.