Moist and Chewy low fat granola bars loaded with oats, chocolate chips, raisins and pecans in every bite. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.
Yield: 16 servings

Low Fat Chewy Granola Bars with Pecans, Raisins and Chocolate Chips

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Moist and Chewy low fat granola bars loaded with oats, chocolate chips, raisins and pecans in every bite. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oat flour* (or 1 cup oats finely ground in food processor or blender)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats*
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with 2 long pieces of parchment paper, long enough to go up over the sides for easy removal.
  • Lightly spray with oil.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl, with a mixer cream together the butter and the sugar on medium speed.
  • Add the egg followed by the honey, applesauce and vanilla extract.
  • Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips, raisins and nuts.
  • Spoon oats onto prepared baking dish, flattening to make even.
  • Bake for about 23-25 minutes, or until light brown at the edges. They will seem soft and undercooked, but once they cool they will set completely.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack then refrigerate before cutting.
  • This will help them hold together better.
  • To cut use a long serrated bread knife and cut in a sawing motion.

Notes

*use gluten-free oats if you are on a gluten free diet

Nutrition

Serving: 1square or bar, Calories: 183.1kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.7g, Protein: 2.8g, Fat: 7.8g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15.5mg, Sodium: 162.5mg, Fiber: 2.6g, Sugar: 17.4g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 5