Granola bars are a snap to make--keep a batch of these on hand for when hunger strikes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8-by-11-inch pan with foil. Coat with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk egg, egg white, sugar, oil, cinnamon, salt and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in oats, cranberries (or raisins), pecans and flour. Spread in prepared pan.

  • Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool; cut into bars with a lightly oiled knife.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 44 mg sodium. 16 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 2.1 g protein; 18 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 9 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium;

Reviews (16)

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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2017
Really tasty. Followed other review suggestions and only used 1/3 cup of brown sugar and they are sweet enough. Otherwise made just as recipe. Pro: super easy and quick to make Con: doesn't make much! Might double the recipe next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2015
Delicious. Each bar is 3PPV (Points Plus Value) for Weight Watchers. Pros: NULL Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/10/2014
Good Starter Recipe Our family has decided to eat more health conscious. So I sub an egg replaced (Ener G) for the eggs (why do you need eggs in granola?) used 1/4 cup Agave Nectar for the brown sugar & 1 Tbs. applesauce for the oil. Also used Hazelnut flour instead of the all purpose. Turned out fantastic! So much healthier too! Pros: Gives proportional amounts of ingredients Cons: Many ingredients can be substituted for a healthier snack Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2013
Delicious but definitely cut the sugar based on the reviews I cut the sugar to 1/3 cup and they were fine. I could not imagine a full cup of sugar in this recipe. Used various a mix of raisins and apricots and was very pleased with the results. Pros: quick to make easy to carry to work or elsewhere Cons: sweet Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2013
Fantastic will make again This was so easy and soooo good. However I did make a few adjustments. I left out the egg white (I was lazy to separate) did with rolled oats (again too lazy to toast rhe oats) halved the sugar to 1/2 cup (it was still a bit sweet) put mixed spices instead of cinammon (I ran out cinammon yesterday) and put almonds instead of almonds. Result? REALLY GOOD. Definitely gonna make it again except with a few adjustments. I baked it for 30 minutes at 160 C - it become really dry and hard. Will try 25 minutes or less next time. I will increase the oats to 2 cups or lower the cranberries to 1/2 cup. Anyway do make this YOU WILL WOW PEOPLE (; Pros: Easy to make Cons: Overpowering cranberries Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2012
Need to either add oat or subtract sugar... They tasted good but it was too much sugar for the amount of oats. Next time I'll either double the oats or half the sugar. Probably double the oats. It also did not make anywhere near 16 bars for me. I got 8 bars out of this recipe as it's written here. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2012
I have not made these but rated it great because of the easy recipe. I have a question though why egg (s)? I am allergic and would prefer not to use egg. Can I omit the egg altogether or do I need to substitute with something else? This is the only recipe for granola bars I found that use egg! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2012
Delicious Granola Bars in a Snap! I enjoyed how easy and delicious these were! They're crispy and have a nice sweetness to them (from brown sugar and dried fruit). They keep pretty well (although mine are always a little sticky on the bottom so storing them stacked can be an issue). These are also very modifiable--you can use an combination of dried fruit you want! Makes me wonder why I've been eating the store bought kind all my life! Pros: Slightly sweet easy to make healthier than store-bought version Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
Few modifications = success! I have made these twice now. I used half the sugar based on other reviews. The second time I actually cooked them in muffin tins (made 18) and used a lightly oiled piece of plastic wrap to compact the mixture before baking. 20 minutes for muffins was still a little too long in my oven will do less next time. I also replaced the recommended dried fruit with half cherries and half blueberries. And of course I put a very light sprinkling of mini chocolate chips on top. I would also caution that if you go this route LIBERALLY spray your muffin liners. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2012
More bakery bar than granola bar I've only made these bars once and went with the full amount of sugar which could explain the outcome. Don't get me wrong-they are very tasty! But with the full amount of sugar they taste much more like a dessert bar than something you'd take along on a hike. Mine stayed together and cut beautifully-chewy but not crunchy. Going to give these another try with less sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2012
Wonderful granola bars I have made these granola bars twice and they taste wonderful. I use a 1/4 of sugar(instead of the amount in the recipe) and also add a 1/4 cup of wheat germ for the extra protein and fibre. I have doubled this recipe and it works well in a 9 x 13 pan. I do not use the oil and plan to use only egg whites next time to cut down on the fat. Pros: too much sugar Cons: easy to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I didn't have that size pan so I used a 9" square pan and baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Came out kind of crunchy which was nice. A bit sweet even though I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup. I used roasted almonds omitted the salt and used cranberries and golden raisins. Will use 1/2 cup sugar next time and bake in 9" square pan minus the egg white. priya Roseville CA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
These were yummy- tasted like homemade granola. Only problem was that they were to soft in the middle so half of them fell apart when I cut them. The outer edges were perfect so maybe I just needed to bake longer than stated. They were pretty sweet so could cut back on sugar a little. I did golden raisins with chopped apricots. Melissa Austin TX Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I made these and they were SO easy and very delicious. It would be very simple to change up the recipe and use different add-ins if you don't like the dried fruit and nuts. They are also pretty sweet so you could use less sugar if you wish but they were delicious the way they are! Jordan Washington DC Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I used 1/4 a cup of agave nectar and 1/3 cup of brown sugar with pumpkin seeds and raisins- they were perfection. meg boston ma Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Great granola bars! Healthy and very addictive! Only change was I used 1/2 cup of brown sugar and they were still a little sweeter than what I like.. but still really good and easy to make! Elizabeth Minnesota Read More