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Soft & Chewy Lentil Granola Bars

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Servings: 18 bars

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    ¼ cup (60 mL) dry red lentils

    1½ cups (375 mL) old-fashioned (large flake) or quick oats (not instant)

    ½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar

    1/3 cup (75 mL) oat or barley flour

    ½ tsp (2 mL) salt

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon

    1 cup (250 mL) raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, chopped dried apricots or figs, or a combination

    1 cup (250 mL) chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, or a combination

    ¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds

    ¼ cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds

    1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil

    1/3 cup (75 mL) peanut or almond butter

    1/3 cup (75 mL) liquid honey, maple syrup, or golden syrup

    1 large egg

    2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla


Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a small saucepan of boiling water, cook the lentils for 10-15 minutes, until soft. Drain well and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, oat flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the dried fruit, nuts, and seeds.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, peanut butter, honey, egg, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients along with the cooked, drained lentils and stir until well combined and crumbly. Press into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until set and golden around the edges. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 250
  • Total Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Carbohydrates 28 g
  • Dietary Fibre 3 g
  • Sugar 18 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Sodium 105 mg
  • Potassium 160 mg
  • Folate 17 mcg