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No Nut Granola Squares

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Easy Home Cooking Contest Recipe Winner 2018 – Grand Prize Winner!

Jennifer in Kanata, Ontario, made this granola square in response to a nut allergy in her home. This hearty snack can be enjoyed on it’s own or crumble it up and use it in a yogurt parfait. Great for snacks or school lunches for the week!                                              

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 24 squares

Ingredients

Large flake oats

2 cups (500 mL) 

Pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Sesame seeds

1/2 cup (125 mL) 

Dried cranberries, blueberries or raisins 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Chia seeds

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Sunflower seeds

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Soy butter or pumpkin butter

1 cup (250 mL)

Packed brown sugar

1/2 cup (125 mL) packed 

Liquid honey OR maple syrup

1/3 cup (90 mL)

Butter 5 tbsp (75 mL)
Ground cinnamon 2 tsp (10 mL)
Ground ginger 2 tsp (10 mL)
Ground allspice 1 tsp (5 mL) 
Pumpkin spice 1 tsp (5 mL) 
Ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp (2 mL)
Egg 1

Directions

  1. Line 9 inch square baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, pumpkin and sesame seeds, cranberries, chia and sunflower seeds; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, set over low heat, melt together soy butter, sugar, honey, butter, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, pumpkin spice and nutmeg; stirring until smooth and combined. Pour over oat mixture and stir together. Stir in egg and mix to coat well. 
  4. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely before cutting into bars. 

Nutrition Information per granola bar: 

Calories: 215 kcal

Protein: 6 g

Fat: 13 g

Carbohydrate: 22 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 25 mg

Calcium: 34 mg

Iron: 1 mg


Last Update – January 30, 2018

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