by All Homemade
The pumpkin puree in
this recipe makes these tasty granola bars nutritious.
3/4 c. pumpkin puree
1/4 c. butter at room temperature
1/4 c. honey
2 T. molasses
2 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. chopped peanuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
2 T. shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 c. wheat germ
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 T. grated orange rind
Blend the pumpkin, egg, butter, honey, and molasses in a mixing bowl or food
processor. Add the oats, nuts, coconut, wheat germ, cinnamon, and orange rind,
and mix well. Spread this mixture into a lightly greased 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-inch
jelly-roll pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. While
still warm, cut into 3-by-1 1/2-inch bars. For very crisp bars, remove from pan
to wire rack and cool completely.
Yield: about 30 bars.
This recipe is adapted from Get
the Sugar Out: 501 Simple Ways to Cut the Sugar out of any Diet by Ann