Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chewy Granola Bars

Title: Granola Bars
Author: Lauren Deen, Cook Yourself Thin Faster
Time To Cook (in minutes): 30
Rating (1-4):

1 Cooking Spray
3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 cup of honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups low fat granola
1/4 cup of currants (if granola has dried fruit, omit)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add granola and currants, and mix well. Lightly spray the bottom of a 1/3 cup measure with cooking spray and firmley press the measuring cup to flatten granola into the prepared pan.
Bake until lightly browned, 20-22 minutes. Place on a cooling rach and allow to cool completely in the pan for at least 1 hour. Use a spatula to trace around the outer edge and remove.
Can substitute the granola for any cereal and oatmeal combination. Can use raisins/ craisins/ any dried fruit in place of currants. For crunchy granola bars, omit the egg whites.

Yields: 8 bars