Chewy Granola Squares
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Serves: 48
 
*My favorite low fat granola to use for this recipe is KIND healthy grains granola because not only is it wholesome but it is lower in fat and sugar than most, they come in an array of flavors which makes for even more variations: Apricot granola squares: Replace the figs with 14 small dried apricots. Cherry granola squares: Reduce the number of figs to 5 and add ½ cup dried pitted cherries. Date granola squares: Reduce the number of figs to 5 and add 10 pitted dried dates (preferably medjool). Blueberry granola squares: Reduce the number of figs to 5 and add ½ cup dried blueberries.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups low fat granola*
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans
  • 10 dried figs (the large moist ones)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp flaxmeal
  • 4 organic egg whites (free-range)* (or see vegan option)
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Grind the granola, nuts and dried fruit together in a food processor until well mixed.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except for the rolled oats) to the mixture and process again until the consistency is that of a sticky paste.
  4. Place rolled oats in the bottom of an 8x12 pan.
  5. Spread the dough with a spatula dipped in water so that it will be easier to handle.
  6. It will seem as though there isn’t enough dough to fill the whole pan, don’t worry, just keep on dipping that spatula in water and gently spread, it will fill the pan perfectly, honest !
  7. Finish off the corners with wet fingers, if needed (the kids especially love to help with this!)
  8. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Let cool and cut in 48 little squares (6 columns and 8 rows)
Recipe by Cuisinicity at https://cuisinicity.com/chewy-granola-squares/