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Banana Nut Granola Bars with Dried Cranberries
from Cookin' Canuck
-3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
-3/4 cup roughly chopped nuts (I used a combination of sliced almonds and peanuts)
-3 large, ripe bananas
-2/3 cup applesauce (sweetened or unsweetened)
-3/4 cup dried cranberries
-3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
-2 tbsp ground flax seed (or flax meal)
-1/2 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 inch dish with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
2. On a large baking sheet, spread out oats and nuts. Place in oven to lightly toast, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
3. In a medium-sized bowl, mash bananas with the applesauce until combined. Add oats, nuts, dried cranberries, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to the banana mixture, mixing until combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish, spreading evenly.
4. Bake bars for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and beginning to separate from the side of the pan. Allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars.
*Bars can be wrapped separately and frozen.