Almond granola bars

Yield: 16 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Rolled oats
¼ cup Oat bran
¼ cup Finely chopped almonds
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil plus
1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
⅓ cup Honey
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon Almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and add to dry mixture. Mix until all ingredients are moistened.

Press mixture into a rectangular shape 7 inches wide and nine inches long. (Wet hands or use one hand and a damp spoon.) Bake about 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 16 bars using a sharp knife. Separate bars slightly and return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes more. The browner the bottom of the bars, the crisper they will be when cool.

The edges will crumble slightly when cut - set aside for a snack.

Remove to a wire rack to cool.

1 bar = 86 calories, 2 grams protein, 4 grams fat, 12 grams carbohydrate, 1 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 1 gram fiber. One starch exchange = 15 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams protein, 80 calories One fat exchange = 5 grams fat, 45 calories Adapted from Oat Cuisine Shared by Elizabeth Rodier Feb 94

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