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Lunchbox granola bars

A healthy snack for school, work or home
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org
Granola bar
24 servings / 40 min 

Prep 15 min / Cook 25 min 

Ingredients
  • 2 cups (500 mL) rolled oats 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground flaxseeds 
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar 
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon 
  • 1 cup raisins (250 mL) or your favorite dried fruit 
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sunflower seeds  
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) honey 
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil 
  • 1/4 cup (50 m) applesauce 
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla extract 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Oil a 9 x 13 inch (22 x 33­cm) baking pan.
  2. In large bowl, mix together oats, flour, flaxseed, brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and sunflower seeds. 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.
Nutritional info per serving (1 bar) 
  • Calories 150
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total fat 6 g
    Saturated fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Carbohydrates 22 g
    Fibre 3 g
    Sugars 12 g
    Added sugars 6 g
  • Sodium 5 mg
  • Potassium 118 mg