Food & Health

Lentil Granola Bars

Serving Size: 1 bar
Makes: 35 bars

Source of: Fibre, Folate, Iron
Vegetarian

Ingredients

150 mL
shredded coconut
2/3 cup
500 mL
quick-cooking rolled oats
2 cups
250 mL
brown sugar
1 cup
75 mL
pellet-like bran cereal
1/3 cup
2 mL
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
175 mL
lentil puree*
3/4 cup
125 mL
canola oil
1/2 cup
1
egg, beaten
1
2 mL
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
50 mL
melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup


Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350F (180C). Make sure rack is in centre of oven.

IN medium bowl, mix coconut, oats, brown sugar, cereal and cinnamon.

ADD lentil purée, oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix until dry ingredients are just moistened.

SPREAD over a 10 ½ x 16 (25 x 40 cm) nonstick cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. While bars are still warm, drizzle chocolate over top and cut into 35 bars.

*Lentil Puree: Rinse and drain a 19-ounce can of lentils. Place in food processor, add ¼ cup hot water, and puree until the mixture is very smooth, adding more water in small amounts to reach desired consistency, similar to baby food, about 5 minutes. Scrape down sides of the bowl as needed. Refrigerate or freeze unused lentil puree for your next batch!

Nutrition Facts

Based on a serving of 1 bar (1/35 of recipe)

Energy: 137 calories
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Carbohydrates: 19 g
6%
Fibre: 3 g
12%
Sodium: 19 mg
1%
Potassium: 123 mg
Folate: 18 mcg
8%
Calcium: 17 mg
2%
Iron: 1 mg
6%
Calories from Fat:
39%





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